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Old 03-18-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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Car wobbles at high speed

I have balanced the tires, and the tech told me that when he spins the wheels on the machine that he would be able to tell if they were bent. I hit a huge pothole and ever since the car has been wobbling at about 70mph+ (as if driving in wind). I have gotten the wheels balanced and the problem is still not fixed....all I can think of is that maybe one of my bearings are bad; would this be able to cause a wobbling effect and how can I check for bad bearings up front?
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Old 03-18-2003, 01:37 PM   #2
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you tires might have a bald spot!

checking bearings. grab wheel firmly when its on car (on the ground) pull left and right hard a few times, any play in the bearings? also bearings youll notice at ALL speeds.

i think its bald spot if they checked the wheel already and no bends.
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Old 03-18-2003, 01:50 PM   #3
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or you busted a TC rod bushing.
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Old 03-18-2003, 03:03 PM   #4
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how do i check for a busted bushing? Will i see the "ooze" dripping off one of the rod ends?
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Old 03-18-2003, 03:11 PM   #5
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yeah. the bushing will have visable cracks, and there will probably be a good bit f nasty looking ooze...
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Old 03-18-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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Old 03-18-2003, 03:25 PM   #7
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checking bearings. grab wheel firmly when its on car (on the ground) pull left and right hard a few times, any play in the bearings? also bearings youll notice at ALL speeds.
Actually, you check bearing play by pulling/pushing at the top & bottom of the wheel. Doing the left/right deal will only produce wobble from the steering components. It won't be much, but if it moves at all, your bearings are worn. You should also hear a noise associated with the bearings being worn, but it may not be prevalent until they are more severely worn.

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Old 03-18-2003, 03:42 PM   #8
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Definitely sounds like a TC rod bushing...

...because that's the way my car always drives hahaha
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Old 03-18-2003, 04:37 PM   #9
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it is probably the TC rod bushing but i had the same problem and it ended up being a combo of thrashed tires and warped rotors.
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