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Vibration when driving, especially going around curves. I thought it was because one of my tires was low, but even after filling it with air, the vibartion still exists. It seems to be coming from right side.

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It sounds like the bearings in your front hubs may need replacing. do you have a rumble or a roaring sound coming from the front end? Do you have uneven tire wear

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I had the same problem. It could be a warped rotor or rotors. Take it into a mechanic you trust - if you can afford it, to the dealer's so they can check to see if it's a problem with that make and model and year. They'll also look at your brake pads.

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Various reasons are possible.
Check shockabsorber, Droplink bars, tracking damper, wheel bearing or nut ball joint.

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The first thing that you need to check is the bearings for saftey reasons. Then would be the stearing system.

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