On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 18:27:36 -0500, Paul in Houston TX
I posted the below last October. The Edmunds link is now dead, but as
I recall that post had good info, which had the cost.
The TSB is CSP-08032.
Replace the spindles (AKA knuckles) that attach to the strut mounts.
The odd thing is this only occurs on some cars, and others have no
problem. Probably a bad run of parts.
"Some Impalas wear rear tires badly, some don't.
If they do, there's a fix they used on the police cars but GM won't
commonly pay for civilians.
That's why people turn against GM. They stonewall paying for blatant
defects that are easily fixed.
You could do the fix yourself for maybe $300 in parts or have it done
The OP's Lacrosse might be subject to that (W-platform I think), but
he didn't mention back tires, so maybe he's "lucky.".
Fronts going that fast, even crap tires, might be bad front alignment.
The Impala front suspension should be solid if alignment is correctly
done. Haven't seen any issues with the design.
My guess is at least half of alignments aren't done by good alignment
The spindle rods that connect it to the rear subframe set the camber.
Thats whats changed on the Police recall
Whether then bend or the bushings are going bad are subject to debate
Obviously there is a problem but I have
yet to find anything that says what actually goes wrong.
There is no reference to new bolts, only to new spindles.
Maybe the spindles elongate?
Maybe they shorten?
Maybe they break in half?
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