Side to Side wheel movement

Posted by spyder97gs, Jul 28, 2005
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    spyder97gs Proven Member Greencastle, Indiana

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    My passenger side wheel wiggles side to side with about an inch of freeplay on both sides. What is this an indicator of? Tie-rods or balljoints? My axle needs replaced I know that already. My wheel squeaks, creecks, and everything else when driving. Thanks.
     
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    Spidey Proven Member Charlotte, North_Carolina

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    Sounds like you need a wheel bearing, how many miles are on the car?
     
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    GritsnGravy Proven Member Brownsburg, Indiana

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    I would bet it is the wheel bearing. Replace it and you should fix your problem.
     
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    RamenPride Proven Member Virginia Beach, Virginia

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    I concur
     
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    wret Proven Member Bel Air, Maryland

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    Does it move top and bottom or just side to side?
     
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    ImportModder Proven Member Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan

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    Side to side indicated tie rods. Top to bottom AND side to side indicates wheel bearings. Bad wheel bearings make a roaring sound while driving. Hard to miss.
     
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    spyder97gs Proven Member Greencastle, Indiana

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    ONLY side to side. Now top and bottom movement. I put the front end back together, and when I originally took the tie-rod from the knuckle, I noticed the inner tie-rod just dropped straight down and had no stiffness to it. Last tie-rod I put on a car was rigid and not completely loose. Wheel bearings have been replaced recently. Did a motor swap and 5spd swap, trying to work all the bugs out now. Damn passenger side wheel is squeaking like crazy. It doesn't roar though.
     
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