Hi, strange wiggle just started happening from a wheel(?)
Starting from a stop, the steering wheel has a slight back-and-forth wiggle, and as it speeds up the sensation increases speed as well At about 50mph and above it is almost unnoticeable.
a bent wheel (alloy rim), even tho I hadn't hit a curb, pothole, or anything else like that, or
a balance weight might have come off (throwing the wheel out of balance) or even
a belt shifting in the tire.
I tried to isolate whether it was the tire/wheel or the suspension components/bearing themselves by switching the back passenger side tire with the front. (It seems like the wiggle originates from the right front)
I figured if it didn't do it, it was the wheel/tire I switched, and if it continued to "wiggle" then it was the front end... seemed logical at the time
71,000 miles on this car, all original stuff suspension-wise...
Is there something I should look for first as far as suspension things wearing out predictably on this model (1990 LE, 3.8L)?
CV boots OK and no clicks, steering tight otherwise, tie-rod ends seem tight... (car is still pretty "clean")... a mystery...
I really "old man" this car as far as driving style, so being pretty careful I'm pretty sure I didn't hit any bumps "the wrong way"...
Thanks for any and all your help (I don't want to wear a bald spot in my hairline from scratching my head too much on this one!)