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Steering wheel wobble between 5-30 mph. and again at over 50mph

We did a frt brake job about 2 months ago. The car has been pulling to the right for quite some time now (acording to the owner). After a light inspection I was guessing the right wheel bearing. The right tire has since worn to the belts, and gone flat. Now with a new tire there is a pull asnd a wobble. Thanks!!!

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  • sctspazz30 Jan 14, 2009

    No torn axle boots, calipers don't apear to be sticking. I did find out that when they replaced that tire yesterday the rotated the rest, so possible another bad tire from the rear. As for the pull, there is also a roaring noise that apears to be comming from the pasanger side.

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Possibly bad brake hose or twisted/kinked causing pull. wobble may be bad/worn axle shaft on right side.some right axles are 2 or3 piece design.carrier support bolts maybe missing but more likely joint is worn. look for boots that have split or cracked&leaked grease.

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  • brad sowder Jan 15, 2009

    I agree,thinking about it today i forgot the basics. sounds like a bad or mismatched tire

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Check tire air pressure in both tires and if pulles right repace left brake hose or if pulls left replace right brake hose

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What did you find out about the Front End? Check your Brake Caliper on that side. Sounds like it might be Grabbing a Bit.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 14, 2009

    I would absolutely get the Tires Checked. When not replacing all 4 you will sometimes wind up with noises and Vibrations. Your Pulling Problem ( I still think) is the Caliper. When they Compress the Caliper to insert the New Pads, They sometimes will not work Properly and will have to be Bled Back out.

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