My car: S10 from 1994
Problem no. 1:
When I start in cold whether (5-10ºC) there are an odd clonking or banging
noise emerging from the front of the motor compartment. The noise follows
the speed of the motor and sounds as if it makes one "clonk" pr. revolution.
The noise disappear as the motor reaches operating temperature.
What can that be?
Problem no. 2:
The car pulls slightly right when I drive and let go of the steering wheel.
I have had the auto repair shop look at it several times, but they can't
make it go straight. There is no difference in the magnitude of the problem
when I either apply the brakes or the speeder. All the balls, joints and top
bearings have been replaced recently in the front and there are brand new
tires on the car.
What do I look for?
Does the engine use any coolant? What weight oil is in it? When was it
changes last? When it starts is there a lot of BLACK smoke that clears
Driving on highly crowned roads most likely. (Test for this by driving
on the wrong side of the EMPTY road that it normally pulls on) or,
Right front tire low, Rear thrust angle wrong due to bad bushings,bad
center pin,bent shackle. Frame twisted or racked.
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