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I have a tire that feels like it wobbles a little bit while driving. It needs a new tire rod I believe is what it's called. Do you know where I can find a cheap one at?

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Don't wait on that because they're dangerous to go out at highway speed... the whole wheel goes "toe out" and if you're at fast enough speeds can even flip the vehicle. The main thing is if you DIY this has to be realigned afterwards.

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Get one made in the US or Canada. Mexican made or Tawainese parts are inferior and will not last very long. I have seen too many cheap parts come back in a few months shot and worn from premature wear

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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.

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Jack up the front wheels and rotate them by hand. Look for any runout that may be cause by a bent wheel. Also feel the tread as you rotate the tire. It should be smooth and concentric. If there are any bulges in the tread the tire is seperated. Grab the wheel at the top and bottom and push/pull. You should feel no play. If you do you woman have a bad wheel bearing. In order to check ball joints and tie rods you will need to have the tire off the ground and the jack under the subframe or pinch weld. This will not work if the jack is under the control arm. Grab the tire at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions and push pull. If you feel any play you either hav E worn ball joints or worn tie rod ends. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

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Driver side wheel shakes often. I changed brakes and rotors and problem continues. What is the problem.


I would call this 1 of 3 possible problems.....

This first could be a bad or unbalanced tire. Sometimes the multiply ties we use on cars separate between layers, this causes an un-natural bulge that can not always be seen, but certainly can be felt while driving. This is called ply separation. An unbalanced tire, which could be caused by a wheel weight falling off, or a shift in weight that could be cause by something like an impact break or the ply separation, would also cause a wobble that varies at different speeds. The best way to check it out without a shop visit, is to take the wheel off and just inspect it, make sure everything is smooth and even.

Secondly, a wheel bearing could cause a wobble as well. The self test for this is to jack the car up, leave the tire on and wiggle it. It should feel tight all the way around and not move up to down, or side to side. A way to test this unit while driving, which is not always accurate 100% but will give you a clue as to where to look first is drive in an area free from other traffic, when it starts to wobble, turn to both the left and right without touching the break. If the wobble goes away it is likely the cause.

Thirdly the ball joint could also cause a slight wobble. To check this, I usually jack the car up, do the same wobble test as described above, then remove the tire and inspect the joint. A good joint will have absolutely no tears in the boots. It should also feel solid at you try to move the other components that surround them.

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Ok, I figured out what was wrong with my 2005 Wrangler. By installing the coil spring spacers, I reduced the actual Caster angle of my front end. When I hit certain bumps at certain speeds, the front wheels would wobble back and forth violently as if i was pushing a bad shopping cart really fast. Anyhow, the dealer has replacement eccentric bolts to adjust the caster, but they didn’t stock them and they cost over $50.00. So, I opted to make my own off set washers to push the lower portion of the axle forward (gaining positive Caster). If you think this may help you, feel free to contact me at bb62471@yahoo.com .

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