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Loose steering wheel

This car is a European model that has been federalized.  The steering wheel has no play when it is turned, but it moves vertically about 1/4-1/2 inch without resistance, and then stops abruptly with an audible metallic clunk when it reaches the limit of its motion. The car is driven approximately 1,000 miles annually.

Power steering

Would it be worth it to install power steering in my 86 Targa, I suppose I could acquire a system from a newer 911 , any ideas ?

Control Arms removal for bushing replacement


I was in the process of removing my control arms in order to replace the bushings but cannot determine the most efficient way to remove the struts from the control arms. 

The bently manual calls out removing the wedge bolt above the control arms and the slotted nut connecter to the ball joint using a speciatly tool.


Will the front strut slide out of the ball joint if I just remove the wedge bolt connection?  Currently the bolt is not coming out after a few wacks with a hammer and I wanted to see if it was worth persuing. 

what is the best rim/wheel and suspension for a 964 that maintains a comfortable ride with aggressive look?

i just bought a 1989 911 carrera 4 and it came with h&r springs and 18" rims. the ride is really hard and i'm not used to that. plus when we hit bumps or not smooth road the car really gets effected by the road conditions. i wanted to know what was the best wheel size and suspension option to make the car still have a nice aggressive look but still be a comfortable drive? thanks so much

1988 Carrera toe per wheel or total

I do my own alignments on my 1988 Carrera.  I have the factory shop manual, the spec book, all 3 editions of B. Anderson's books, and about every other repair reference that exists, but I can't convince myself whether the front toe spec of 15' +/- 5' is per wheel or total toe.  The factory manual says front toe is 15' +/- 5' (not pressed) but gives no value for max difference left to right.  For the rear toe it uses the words "toe per wheel" and does give a max difference left to right.  The Bentley manual for the Carrera says that the15' +/- 5' spec is total toe.

Front end bottoming out

I recently moved my car from Massachusetts to Southern California.  While pulling into and out of parking lots and garages there are what seems to be huge dips in the road (Never had this problem in Mass).  My front end always bottoms out and scrapes the iron bar in fron of the car.  The tires are properly inflated.  It just seems the suspension needs to be adjusted so the car is more horizontal?  Suggestions?

Interchangeable strut PN

Model: 911(964), Year:1987, Mileage:58,000, Type of use:Street use only
HiMy old strut is a BOGE PN: 911 341 042 04 and the new strut is a PN: 911 341 913 06. Question: Is the new part number interchangable with the old part number?Thx in adv, Brian

Koni FSD struts and shocks

Model: Carrera 4, Year:1994, Mileage:85000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
Do you have any experience with Koni FSD struts? They sound great, good ride with good response. I do several DEs a year, but still want a comfortable ride on the street. I am not lowering the car. Should I also have the rubber suspension bushings changed since the car is 20 years old? If not FSDs, then what would you recommend? Thanks.

Front Wheel Alignment on Lowered 911

Model: 911, Year:1986, Mileage:85000, Type of use:Street use only

steering wheel from column removal

Model: 911, Year:1989, Mileage:43,000, Type of use:Street use only
how do you remove the steering wheel from the column?My 89 911 just developed a rubbing sound in the upper sleeve, like something is inside it rubbing?


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