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Wobbly wheels
« on: July 04, 2010, 09:09:51 AM »
As reported yesterday, both rear wheels on my car are wobbling. The wheel nuts are tight, so it's not that. AA suggest the back axle is knackered, but I have my doubts. What else could account for it??
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 09:13:50 AM »
As reported yesterday, both rear wheels on my car are wobbling. The wheel nuts are tight, so it's not that. AA suggest the back axle is knackered, but I have my doubts. What else could account for it??

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 09:18:33 AM »
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 09:21:25 AM »
As reported yesterday, both rear wheels on my car are wobbling. The wheel nuts are tight, so it's not that. AA suggest the back axle is knackered, but I have my doubts. What else could account for it??

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 09:21:55 AM »
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 09:23:38 AM »
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 09:38:09 AM »
Why the doubts?

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 09:47:35 AM »
Could be the wheel bearings... not expensive to replace...

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 09:52:00 AM »
That's what I am hoping for. But why both wheels at once?
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 10:12:04 AM »
I'm no mechanic, but a Ford Focus surely doesn't have a rear axle - it's front wheel drive.  rubschin:

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2010, 10:17:13 AM »
Good point. I think the AA man was a nutter. It may be the bearings, which would be bearable. (see what I did there?)
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2010, 10:25:06 AM »
Good point. I think the AA man was a nutter. It may be the bearings, which would be bearable. (see what I did there?)

A very good point. Why both at the same time though?

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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2010, 10:35:02 AM »
Good point. I think the AA man was a nutter. It may be the bearings, which would be bearable. (see what I did there?)

A very good point. Why both at the same time though?

They're both worn out by the same amount... there are a number of reports on the Intermong... And Nick didn't even notice remember, it was only plod that pointed it out...
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010, 10:43:26 AM »
So the VP view is that the bearings are fooked (car has done 75000) and that these are cheapish to replace. Costs anyone? I shall take it to the excellent, if scruffy, Norman Hand in the morning.
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Re: Wobbly wheels
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2010, 11:02:04 AM »
So the VP view is that the bearings are fooked (car has done 75000) and that these are cheapish to replace. Costs anyone? I shall take it to the excellent, if scruffy, Norman Hand in the morning.

Bearing in mind that we haven't seen it, that would be our best guess...  whistle:
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