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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted September 18, 2002 09:33 PM
ok here is the deal, I have replaced hub, spindle, top a arm on right front when I got my afco springs and shocks as a precationary thing since I hit the wall with the rigt side once. Now when you spin the tire it wobbles but it seems to wobbles a good bit worse when you drive the car. It could have been doing this the whole time and maybe just noticed i really dont know.I cant feel it in the steering nor does it seem to affect handling but I am so aggravatted that I cant seem to fix it so please any suggestions. Would ball joint make it wobble under load? should I be worried? How can I check ball joints.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted September 18, 2002 09:42 PM
well the way i always check the balljoints is i jack the car up just enough to get a long pry bar under the wheel and check for upward and downward motion,have u checked ur rims,wheel bearings and so on.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted September 19, 2002 10:10 AM
Since you replace the spindle and hub just for piece of mind recheck that the bearings were the proper fit. Depending on the year, the same size spindle and hub could require a different size bearing. The only way you would have a noticable wobble is if the bearing were to small. You can tell this when you put the bearing on but just in case it slipped by you. If it wobbles more when you're driving, that would also explain it, but that still wouldn't rule out a bent spindle. Ball joints can cause problems too but if it's a wobble when it's jacked up and spun....I'd think it would have to be anywhere from the spindle outward. The wheel only rotates on the spindle. The spindle of course is fixed in place, so there is only one rotating component. Hope you get it figured out.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted September 19, 2002 11:04 AM
pull the wheel off and check wobble on the brake disc. If it wobbles look back toward the bearings. Brake rotors are cast iron and don't usually bend. If the rotor is straight then look at the wheel. Hope this helps SLEEPY

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted September 19, 2002 02:34 PM
To add to Sleepys, a parts store can probably put that on a surfacer and tell just as fast.

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