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Low speed wheel shimmy

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject:  Low speed wheel shimmy Reply with quote

What would cause a low speed wheel shimmy? When I take off from a stop the steering wheel wiggles from side to side until I get to about 45mph. After 45 I'm sure it's still there, but I can't feel it anymore. It just started yesterday and I don't recall hitting any potholes or anything. I jacked the front of the car up and found only slight play in one wheel bearing and a little slop in one of the tie rod ends, but not enough to cause an issue in my opinion. Any ideas what it might be?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

little slop here, a bit of play there, all adds up

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Both the bearing and tie rod end should have zero play. imo

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It was a bad tire. Had a 4 inch split right down the middle of the tread.
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