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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 8:43 pm 
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I have the power of the english language.

anyway, something is screwed, and I'm looking for some advise :)

the front right wheel has a nice, unhealthy wobble.

now, what causes this, is where the blue doohicky connects to the read whatchamecallit.... (see pic)

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now, is this something I could fix myself? what parts would I need, and is there anything else that should be looked at while the thingo is apart... :D

THANKYOU!!!
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 2:01 am 
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 3:21 am 
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If youre not confident, you might want someone else to give it a go for ya

You're probably like most, and dont want to see a wheel go flying past ya :)

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 3:25 am 
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nah, I'm confident enough (not my car :D ) I'm just wondering if this is a common problem, what needs to be done to fix it, and if its BAD!!
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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 7:04 pm 
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:34 am 
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well, we'll just go on driving the car with this horrible clunking noise then... can't afford to pay someone to look at it at the moment so yeah...
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:10 pm 
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First make sure all wheel nuts are tight! -Mine came loose once LOL!

If that is not the problem jack the car up and shake the wheel. If it is loose try and see where it is moving. Are you getting this wobbling only at speed or at all speeds. Only when turning?
Most probabily a ball joint or something like that. I havent heard of suspension breaking where you were indicating. I think it would more likely be wheel bearings or a ball joint.
Perhaps don't drive the car untill you have some money? :D

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:08 pm 
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Spork wrote:
First make sure all wheel nuts are tight! -Mine came loose once LOL!

If that is not the problem jack the car up and shake the wheel. If it is loose try and see where it is moving. Are you getting this wobbling only at speed or at all speeds. Only when turning?
Most probabily a ball joint or something like that. I havent heard of suspension breaking where you were indicating. I think it would more likely be wheel bearings or a ball joint.
Perhaps don't drive the car untill you have some money? :D


well, like I said... the place I indicated IS where it moves.... theres probably... 5mm of play there... maybe this is normal?? and its something else that is causing the problem... I don't know... all of "my" mechanics seem to be on holidays at the moment... lol
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 9:08 pm 
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the bush is just worn out. buy the looks of it some has put a camber caster kit in there.

not that hard to go to fulcrum of some where and get a new kit.
just make sure you get a wheel alignment after you fit it

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 9:16 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
the bush is just worn out. buy the looks of it some has put a camber caster kit in there.

not that hard to go to fulcrum of some where and get a new kit.
just make sure you get a wheel alignment after you fit it


the who did what now? :?

and what is it that I am asking for? :p
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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:26 am 
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AmmoJammo wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
the bush is just worn out. buy the looks of it some has put a camber caster kit in there.

not that hard to go to fulcrum of some where and get a new kit.
just make sure you get a wheel alignment after you fit it


the who did what now? :?

and what is it that I am asking for? :p


i think you should just take the car to a mechanic.

no offence but if you have to ask all of this you probaly shouldn't work on your car for your own and others safty

 

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Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:31 am 
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tickford_6 wrote:

no offence but if you have to ask all of this you probaly shouldn't work on your car for your own and others safty


like I said... not my car....

hey... I've done a few things with cars...... alternator... brake pads.... if you put it back together the way it came apart, there can't be any problems... its just when you have parts left over you start to worry.... :shock:
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