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samueljon
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movement in the wheel

Post by samueljon » 05 Jun 2011 02:49 pm

near side front wheel moves when braking (its not wheel bearing as the wheel doesnt move from side to side) checked the trailing arms thats tight
any other things it maybe?

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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Evoman » 05 Jun 2011 03:42 pm

which way does it move?
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Speedy88 » 05 Jun 2011 03:45 pm

Does it move or are you just getting tramline? (Pulls to left or right). It's a common problem with wide wheels, the only sure way to know is to fit a standard sized rim and go for a test drive
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by samueljon » 05 Jun 2011 04:05 pm

when braking the wheel moves back and forth in the arch itself as if the strut moves

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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Evoman » 05 Jun 2011 04:29 pm

fucked ball joint?
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Speedy88 » 05 Jun 2011 04:38 pm

Could be, or wheel bearing. Jack the car up and wobble the wheel, see where the movement is going to and where it stops. First thing to check is the balljoint as evo said - if nothing is moving in this area but the wheel is it's likely a wheel bearing problem.
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by jon-ovlov » 05 Jun 2011 05:20 pm

Is the top mount intact? Are the strut bolts done up tight, as well as the damper nut? Otherwise it'll most likely be whats been previously said. Wheel bearing or ball joint. Just waggle everything! :lol:
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Evoman » 05 Jun 2011 07:04 pm

if its the wheelbearing it'll also make a lovely rubbling noise. But the bearing might not the only source.
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Chris_C » 06 Jun 2011 09:39 am

This realistically could be anything, there are a lot of moving parts down there.

My money is on the cotton reel bush between the wishbone and the subframe, that can let a lot of things get out of alignment, but the best way is to take the strut off and have a wiggle of everything.
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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by Edokun91 » 07 Jun 2011 01:56 pm

Get a bar in your suspension components, feel for any excessive movement. Also shake wheel from 3/9o'clock position, if there's excessive movement could be top mount/wheel bearing. Get someone to push the brakes while you do it, if it stops then it'll be your wheel bearing, also check all steering linkages for damage etc. sm4

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Re: movement in the wheel

Post by samueljon » 07 Jun 2011 02:57 pm

ye i think im going to have to go over everything, wheel bearing doesnt make any noise (that i can hear over f7p poooowwwwar)

will look over everything stated thanks boys :)

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