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Old 04-06-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
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? front tire moves in and out

okay hopefully you guys can help me out a bit, to clarify when checking you ball joints you jack the car up and wiggle the tire in and out holding the top and bottom of the tire. I did this and no play was observed.

However when grasping the wheel on the left and right side there was noticible play and i mean VERY NOTICIBLE is this the inner (hard) tie rod or/and the outter tie rod? Or is it some thing else? Thanks for the advise
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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does it move in and out evenly? if so that would point to a inner control arm bushing IMO. If it moves forward and back that could be tc rod issues.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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if you shake the wheel and it moves that is more often than not a hub bearing that is shot if you want to check the tie rods grab them and give them a good shake if they move a lot they are shot
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:23 PM   #4
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nismo2491: it does move out evenly, but not back and forward.

the head: i agree but it doesn't shake when i grab the top and bottom of the wheel, it only moves when i grab the left and right side of the wheel. i would think that if it was the hub bearing then no matter where i grab it's going to move. correct me if i'm wrong. However i'll try grabing the tie rods and give them a good shake to see what happens.

Thanks you two, hopefully i'll get some more feedback on this problem from you guys.
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check the TC rods anyways. they go from the control arm, to a bracket between the core support and frame. the bushing is at the bracket, check that the bushing isn't torn or anything.
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check the TC rods anyways. they go from the control arm, to a bracket between the core support and frame. the bushing is at the bracket, check that the bushing isn't torn or anything.

I know that the TC rods are fine due to the fact that i have T3 TC rods, and on the end of the rod is a hiem joint with a teflon lining, so in terms of it being loose
i highly doubt it, but i'll double check. thanks
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Probably a tie rod end then (outer tie rod)
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