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Front wheel wabble

After hitting small bump or hole right front side has a severe wobble/shimmy feels like tires belt slip or broke i have to pull over and stop and take off again

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Lower ball joint or tie rod end. Check ASAP...They are bad. Could loose the control of the vehicle if they break.

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You need to check the front axle bearing. Once it gets bad it is the main reason for the shake or what is called the death wobble. Please get this checked before you have an accident. It is also contributed to bad tire wear and linkage damage. Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

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SOURCE: I hit a hole backing

This could be a few things, first try switching a rear tire to the front and see if that helps, you may have bent the rim but you would need to look at it and see is the rim is bent then look at the tie rod end to see if its bent, you could have bent the strut or lower control arm too. i would take a look at the tie rod end and see if its bent, here the thing, you say it wobbles and pulls, a tie rod end or strut or control arm will make the car pull but not wobble, a wobble would be caused by a bent rim or tire witth a bubble and this can make the car pull, tire putting the spare tire on and see if it still pulls and wobbles, if it doesnt then you know its the rim or tire, hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Passenger Front Tire wobbles

Bad bearings, or another worn suspension part. I'd have it checked by an alignment specialist.

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SOURCE: Front end has a shimmy, worse with speed

May have a busted belt in the tire or a bent rim.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012

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SOURCE: wheels wobble while driving, can feel it in steering wheel.

If you are lucky, you only bent a wheel. Repair or replacement of the bent rim will correct this issue. Unfortunately, you may have hit hard enough to bend the lower control arm or possibly a tie rod. In some cases the bending may be visible to the naked eye. However, in most cases only a service center, using an alignment rack, will be able to determine the damaged component(s).

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