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Pritchard Pritchard is offline
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Join Date: May 1999
Location: Burlington, NC
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Suspension trouble

I have a question. Can a front sway bar lose its torsion?
My '74 2.0 L has some serious steering issues. When I turn the steering wheel quickly from side to side, the front end rocks violently up and down, side to side. A couple of months ago, I posted the same question about the steering problem. It was suggested that my problem was due to a broken part in the front sway bar causing oversteer. Since then I have done the following: replaced the front struts, replaced the drop link bushings, pulled the front sway bar for inspection, adjusted the torsion bars to raise and lower the front end.
I found no damage in the front sway bar. It has the OEM 15 mm bar. Nothing is rusted, broken, or missing. The only thing I have done that has made the car driveable was to disconnect the rear sway bar.
I would like to get this car back to its go-cart-like handling. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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1974 Silver 914 2056cc
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