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Need help with the wifes car, quick question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    My wifes 99 Bonneville has kind of a wobble in the front end at low speeds. I just jacked the car up and removed the tires to check out the drag links. The turn real easy with a pair of pliers, is this a sure sign they are shot? The alignment was done a few months ago so I have ruled that out. Heres a pic,

    Thanks

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  2. surpip

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    pretty good sign, are the greased?
    also if they are wore out, good luck getting them off, is a pita when the joint spins and you cant ge the nut off
    the minis are shot thats how i know
     
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    that should be fine if they wobble side to side. need to jack it up with the tire on it and shake at 9 and 3 oclock, then at 12 and 6.

    looseness at 12 and 6 would indicate a bad hub bearing or ball joint. most likely a bad hub bearing, as the balljoints seem to last forever.

    the bonne inner cv joints have been known to wear out and cause bad vibes when accel. same for engine mounts. start pullin an' prodding on anything you can get your hands on.
     
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    When turning or just straight??
     
  5. stallion85

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    FYI, well I decided to rotate the tires since the fronts were in bad shape and the rears were almost new. They were this way when I bought the car, just never got around to rotating them. Well wouldn't you know it, it drives nice and smooth now. It wobbles a little in the rear so I went and bought 2 new tires to replace them. Thanks for the help, hopefully I can sell it this weekend :)
     

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