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Front left side axle needs replaced, 2000 Jimmy..need approx cost

I've had a wobble when I turn my wheel since I bought my vehicle 8 mths ago and just heard it was in an accident before I bought it and wasn't told, and have been told by a friend it is my axle, who knows a bit about vehicles, can you tell me what the cost of fixing it would be approx. in a garage.

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  • rebeccapeori Apr 16, 2009

    For the first part of your response, it is when I turn to the right I beleive, but will check again today for sure..

    No response to the to your second question.

    Thankyou for responding

  • rebeccapeori Apr 16, 2009

    The wobble is underneath on driver's side, front...Thankyou.


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When you turn and get the wooble, which way are you turning, right or left.
When you say wooble, does the steering wheel move left and right or is it a sensation you feel in the "seat of your pants".
Let me know.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Apr 16, 2009

    Do you notice the wobble in the steering wheel or the seat ( whole car)?


  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Apr 17, 2009

    First thing to do is lift the left front wheel off the ground and spin the wheel by hand.

    Look for any unusual wobbling of the tire or rim. Check for out of round on the tire and a bent rim.

    Second, put one hand on the bottom of the tire and one hand on the top of the tire, push in with one hand and pull out with the other, continue back and forth to check for any free play in the bearing. There should not be any "chucking" movement of the bearing.

    Third, place on hand at 9:00 and one hand at 3:00, do the same thing. There should not be any "chucking" in the tie-rod end. Start there and let me know what you find.



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