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    Hi guys earler today got on the highway about 64 mph the festiva starting pulling to the rigth and back end felt wobbles at times when letting off the gas i was wondering how much play should be in the back and where should i start to fix this issues

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    For front try roating wheels side-to-side. If that doesn't clear up the problem look at the brake pads and see that they are releasing. The pins the pads slide on can get dirty and bind
    For rear try pushing and pulling on top of wheels with hand brake off to check for looseness in bearings. Can also check pins the hand brake pivots on behind rear wheels as they can rust and bind.
    Ah also check tire pressure all 'round
    Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.

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    • #3
      Like WmWatt said. Jack the rear of the car up and see if the rear wheels have and play in the bearings. Handbrake has to be off when you try to wiggle them.
      "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
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      • #4
        You also ask how much play should be in the rear wheels. None. Wheels should turn freely with no looseness in the bearings. Don't forget that the passenger side rear axle nut is reverse thread.
        Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.

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        • #5
          Good place to start is check bushings where front sway bar goes through control arms. check ball joints while you are there. coulb tire problem.
          rotate front to back and see if anything changes.

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          • #6
            Good place to start is check bushings where front sway bar goes through control arms. check ball joints while you are there. could be tire problem.
            rotate front to back and see if anything changes.

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            • #7
              Control arm bushings or tie rods can make it pull to the right when accelerating and left off gas pull to the left. Rack and pinion bushings too.
              if is just pulling check tire air pressure check for tire wear.

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