This simple repair that I did last Sunday is so cool that I wanted to share
with these groups. I hope that it helps others.
1995 Grand AM 4Cyl
Problems : Excessive torque steer, Excessive Rut steer, wandering on
freeway and intermittent shaking feed-back to the steering wheel during
While inspecting the suspension I found that the rubber bushing that
attaches the tie rod to the steering rack was worn out allowing a lot of
slack. Since the bushing was vulcanized to the tie rod I thought it would be
necessary to replace the entire rods the get the alignment re- done. It
turns out that they sell bushing kits to replace the rubber and the steel
spacer piece that the bolt goes through. It is not necessary to remove the
rod from the car.
It took about two hours to do the job. V-6 cars will be more difficult. So
far, the car is much more stable on the freeway, no torque steer and no