Wheel wobble.

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Alright gents millie has a wheel wobble and has had for some time I've tried lots of things to get rid of it.
Wheels fine not buckled or bent she's had new tyres all balanced up no weights have been lost...
Both tie rods have been changed.
Suspension shocks changed.
And there is no play in the bottom ball joint... I'm just a little stumped as to what else I could check that effects the steering.
Bearing in mind she's an old girl... 135,500 miles. I fear it's something expensive haha.
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
Tie rods
track rods
steering rack mounts
tracking/geometry
lower ball joint
topmount
wheel balance
non hubcentric spacers
unbalanced driveshafts
flats on tyres
wishbone bushes
 
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markbognor

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Have you tried taking the wheel off, rotating in 90 Degrees on the studs and re fitting, tighten off the ground, each stud a little working in opposites, once it's as tight as you can get it in the air, lower back onto the ground for the final tweek.
 
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MicraPRO

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Tie rods
track rods - replaced
steering rack mounts - ill check them but swear they looked fine can you buy them off the shelf?
tracking/geometry - she tracks straight and true.
lower ball joint - no play at all
topmount - top mount is in good condition.
wheel balance - new tyres were on about 2500 miles ago not lost any weights.
non hubcentric spacers - don't gave spacers.
unbalanced driveshafts - hmm really? I'll get them changed out asap
flats on tyres - I've never locked them up so can't see how I'd get a flat spot.
wishbone bushes - again no play.
Answered :)
 
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MicraPRO

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Have you tried taking the wheel off, rotating in 90 Degrees on the studs and re fitting, tighten off the ground, each stud a little working in opposites, once it's as tight as you can get it in the air, lower back onto the ground for the final tweek.
Ill give this a go mark the wheels fit fine pcd is 4x100 and center bore is 59.1 with the use of 2mm spigot rings.
 

Enuo

Glorified Electrician
Driveshafts would only give vibration at high revs really. Flatspots can form on tires when you are stationary for prolonged periods if time
Too much toe in can cause vibration, even if the car drives straight
Just check the rack doesn't shuffle, and that the clamps are tight.
 
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MicraPRO

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Driveshafts would only give vibration at high revs really. Flatspots can form on tires when you are stationary for prolonged periods if time
Too much toe in can cause vibration, even if the car drives straight
Just check the rack doesn't shuffle, and that the clamps are tight.
Hmm no this is at between 58 and 66 MPH...
Right in cruising speed so slightly annoying.
I do about 12000 miles a year she's never stood for long periods of time.
Hmm ill get the tracking looked at then.
Will double check the clamps next day off...
 
Try a full left right swap of the wheels, see if that cures it.
I had similar and worked out it was a crack in one of my spigot rings which I cured with a layer of duct tape. Good luck!
 
Get the wheels rebalanced Tom :)
Check your front tyre treads inner, centre and outer to see if there's a difference (they won't be perfectly even but you'll know)
 
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Get the wheels rebalanced Tom :)
Check your front tyre treads inner, centre and outer to see if there's a difference (they won't be perfectly even but you'll know)
I watched the guy balance them mate I've had it since before these tires were fitted.
The tyres are great no uneven wear at all...
 
I watched the guy balance them mate I've had it since before these tires were fitted.
The tyres are great no uneven wear at all...
I have mine rebalanced after a few good runs out they always needs a weight moving usually which is why I recommended it :)

In which case, get it up to speed where it wobbles and lightly press the brake :)
 

r-reg-sr

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If you gone a couple of weeks and haven't yet sorted the wobble it's fair to say you in trouble get response of r reg on the double . If you in you car an experience the wubble it either be you nuts?? or maybe you drive on cubble???
 

Magpie42

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If you gone a couple of weeks and haven't yet sorted the wobble it's fair to say you in trouble get response of r reg on the double . If you in you car an experience the wubble it either be you nuts?? or maybe you drive on cubble???

I am not getting drawn into another rhyme off...
 
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