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Hi Guys,

Just bought (last Wednesday) an insurance write off Skyline 33 GTR. Everything appears pretty much ok with it a few things to sort out but not too bad overall.

However, the thing is scaring the crap outta me for the wrong reasons. Whilst I'm driving on the motorway on my way back from the garage the car's back end 'jinks' left and then falls back into line.

Bit worrying but I was going over a lot of uneven road and though maybe the back tyres tramlined whilst the fronts missed it. Car was fine for the next 50 miles home.

Clocked 700 miles since I bought it and I keep getting the car's back end lurch to the left every so often. Its like the drivers side rear wheel has come loose for a second and car back end 'shimmies' violently (don't know how else to describe it). The car is then fine for a while before it does it again.

Any ideas ? All help appreciated!

Also, are there any specialists around the Oxfordshire area that I could take it too to have a once over - RAC don't like looking at imports heh.

Thanks in advance

The Newbie :)
 

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Sounds like your HICAS isnt set right, try disconecting battery (make sure wheels are dead straight) and let it re-set.

Also, as Tigger has pointed out, if you have an amp it can drain power causing the HICAS thingy to play silly beggers when up loud!

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shimmy shimmy shake shake!

Hi zilog,

Does sound like the hicas thingy my 33 used to do it when my right foot hit the floor!

Do as nubis said and all HOPEFULLY will be sorted :)

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ROFL Tigger - yeah that damn bass beat ;) - Only just bought the car , so the stereo in it is sh*te , so nope it wasn't on.

Will try disconnecting the battery as suggested and see if it makes any difference.

Thanks for the info guys - much appreciated.

Z
 

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how was the car written off ?

CHeck if it has been curbed hard. If the rear track rod arms have any play in them at all then this is exactly what happens. Often occuring at set speeds.

New track rod arms can be bought easy enough but you'll need it up on a ramp to have a pull on them to see if they have ANY play in them.

Mine was barely noticeable I.e Like the tiniest little click up and down but at 120 mph the car went mad then settled again.

I'd put money on it being the track rod arms on the rear.

hth
Steve
 
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