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Old 05-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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So my pet peeves for cars are squeaky belts, noisy belts, and a car that doesn't drive smooth. So my car vibrates at 55mph and overI thought it was alignment but it'* not that. I checked my tie rods and balls joints not that either. So I played with the wheel bearing and my passenger side I think has play. I had my mom (yes my mom) rock the tire up and down and side to side as I looked at the bearing. I could see the out side of the bearing moving as the inside stayed on the axle. (sorry bad description). It doesn't have the normal bearing whurr. Would this cause my vibration is the bearing bad. and is the tikeman bearing a good part?
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have you had all of ur tires balanced? is there any dirt on the inside of ur rims? Heavy valve caps or smoething like that maybe? thats what i would check first.

how did you check your tierod ends, how did you check your ball joints?

do you feel as if the car is "draging" as you drive down the road like its resisting?

does the car pull one way?
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Does the vibration get stronger when you apply the brakes?
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does it get worse as you go faster? you might have a bulge in the tire
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It pulls to the left but I think because that'* because I have a little negative camber on my rear tire.
My steering wheel vibrates. Umm brakes don't make it worse. I kinda gets worse with higher speeds but not too much greater. Tires have no bulges checked that. And no ricer bling.
I was thinking about check my tire balance checked maybe rotate them till then.
Umm ball joints I did the pry bar up and down test between The boots aren't leaking and tie rod I tugged and twisted and no alarming play.
I'm really hoping with my heart isn't that the steering rack. The pump is a bit whiny but I'm not loosing any fluid to see in the compartment and it'* steady on the stick.
But never the less is that bearing/hub I described shot and should I replace it and is the teakman bearing a quality part?
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i wouldn't think about replacing the bearing untill iv gotten my tires balance checked.
that bearing might be bad because rear camber wouldnt really effect much except excess tire wear, toe would be the more likely cause.


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does it squeel as you turn one way or another?
and if you can see the bearing does it look blueish?

btw timkin is a good brand
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Rotate your tires from front to back and see if that helps any. If it'* the same then the problem is not the tires.
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Welp it'* My MO to find the most expensive part to change. I rotated my tires and it welp away thanks again you guys
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