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Wheel WIGGLE Question by NightMare Cruiser
Started on: 03-01-2014 07:42 PM
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Last post by: NightMare Cruiser on 03-01-2014 08:41 PM
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On my '87 Notchback (was duke, now 3800sc) My rear driver tire has some play in it. If I grab it at 10 and 4 o'clock I can wiggle the wheel. If I grab it anywhere else there is no play. Today I replaced the Tie Rod -end, thinking it was that. I doubt it's the wheel bearing because only play at 10-4. Could it be the rear Ball Joint??

Any help or Ideas would be great.

Gary

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I'll show you what a really loose rear ball joint looks like...



Turns out that the shop hadn't bothered to tighten up the nuts on the rear ball joints when they were installed.
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I guess i'll get someone to come over and wiggle the wheel as I take a look. The reason I looked into this is, As I make a turn, the back-end seems sloppy. I had the car aligned and after a few good turns, the steering wheel cross pieces went from 9-3 to 11-5.

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Originally posted by Patrick:


I'll show you what a really loose rear ball joint looks like...



Turns out that the shop hadn't bothered to tighten up the nuts on the rear ball joints when they were installed.


Now that's some PLAY!! mine only happens at 10-4

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