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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:17 pm 
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hey fellas

after 80k's my stering wheel wobbles and the car becoms really wobbly and if i brake WHOA! stering wheel shakes to the s**t house and so does the gear lever

what is it?

 

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:18 pm 
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a mount or something or shagged bushes or could even be simple as tyre pressure or wheel balance or alignmernt... mine shooke when i braked but replaced the sway bar bushes problem has gone but i also need a wheel alighment.

 

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:21 pm 
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new tires on it and all balanced

what about the rotors or pads?

 

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:34 pm 
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oh and the faster i go the more it wobbels and it only does it when the brakes warm up so im thinking pads?

 

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 8:26 pm 
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wheel alignment, my fairmont is shocking for it. Was good after wheel alignment but its back out again anyway...
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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:01 pm 
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If its at acceleration they eitrher havnet balanced or alligned your wheels properly. last possibilty would be ball joints.

On braking, if its violent shuddering then get your rotors machined.

 

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Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:23 pm 
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what your decribing is both unbalanced wheels and warped disc rotors. you say it starts to wobble after 80k's (unbalanced wheels) and even more so when you jump on the brakes (warped rotors) have you had any other front end work done recently? possibly something was not re-tensioned. might also pay to check if you wheel nuts are tight too.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:48 am 
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get a wheel alignment and balancing now, if problem persists, machine your rotors. this soloution brought to you by panadol, the most trusted pain remover.
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:14 am 
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You may have thrown a wheel weight. Rotor warp is common on falcs as they heat up and warp giving you the shudder under brakes. You may even have flatspotted tyres if you have locked them up recently.
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:55 am 
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well u cant lock up the abs cause it works fine

they all have balancing strips on them

how much are rotors from say repco?

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Ok after having a read of this post I come to one conclusion.

If under braking and the whole car shakes then the problem is the Rear Rotors. If only the steering shakes after braking the its the front rotors.

I just got new front rotors for mine (my commodore steering wheel shaked while under braking but the same principals are on every other car.)

As for the whole car shaking while gaining speed then I can give you some suggestions.

Engine and Gearbox mounts loose - remedy is to tighten them up.
Ball Joints and Tie rods ends - You can tell if they need replacing by jacking the car up and try moving the tyre up and down and side to side for ball joints and tie rod ends. If there is movement then they need replacing.
Front and Rear rotors - read the above
Wheel balance and Wheel alignment issues
Wrong Tyre Pressures
Incorrectly worn tyres - had this problem on the family hyundia, inner edge had worn way too badly on the fronts.

Can't think of anything else but there is heaps more to add to that post.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:13 pm 
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oh and the faster i go the more it wobbels and it only does it when the brakes warm up so im thinking pads?


Could be the Bearings are well used and worn inside the front rotors.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:18 pm 
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and looking at another post it can always be as simple as loose wheel nuts.

It will pay to check the simple things like those before you start taking it to a mechanic because they will charge you an arm and a leg for what they do sometimes. It's not as much what they spend to fix it its the initial progress of diagnosing the fault (known as labour).

If you can do it yourself then read the posts that every one has made carefully (except the wheel alignment, you have to take that down to a tyre place to get it done, and if you know someone that will do it cheap then all good.)

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:48 pm 
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it inst the wheel nuts

how do i take th rotors off to check the bearings?

and thanks for all ur answers guys

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 1:05 pm 
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dave0 wrote:
it inst the wheel nuts

how do i take th rotors off to check the bearings?

and thanks for all ur answers guys

have you got a workshop manual?

 

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