krisdadude

Steering wheel wobble (NOT WHEELS)

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Shiit no way, thanks for the reply ronnie.

Cant believe it, I presume you would have to keep replacing parts one after the other until the problem goes.

Somebody mentioned hub assembly, would that not make sense to you?

what are legs?

Im not sure what the dealer I bought it off is going to do now, if he cant find the issue does he refund me? its been 4 months since i bought it

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suspension legs. could be hubs or bearings i can make it wobble on axle stands but cannot pin point it to anything specific on any other car i would stake my life on it being balancing or buckled wheel or wheels  

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2 hours ago, ronnie12342003 said:

my focus estate 1.6 tdci 2006 does exactly the same 60 mph to 70 mph changed the front legs  front wishbones all 4 new tyres all wheels balanced 4 wheel tracking also had the camber checked i am a 56 year old mechanic and even i cannot find anything to say its this or that it is getting on my ***** now  

have your hubs been checked for run out? 

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31 minutes ago, ronnie12342003 said:

suspension legs. could be hubs or bearings i can make it wobble on axle stands but cannot pin point it to anything specific on any other car i would stake my life on it being balancing or buckled wheel or wheels  

I have bought brand new wheels and tyres and had them balanced by a few v good machines.

Definitly not the wheels

Well there is a chance the new wheels are buckled, highly doubt it

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that is going to be checked the week end when i can work on my own car not customers lol

thats now one of the checks now i do before changing anything.

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With hub runout you would feel it under braking more than just motorway cruiding at 60-70mph

10 hours ago, iantt said:

 

 

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Mechanic has called me and said its fixed, left wheel hub assembly was the issue he said!

I havent driven it yet so hopefully its all good.

Cudos to the man who called it!! 

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23 minutes ago, krisdadude said:

Mechanic has called me and said its fixed, left wheel hub assembly was the issue he said!

I havent driven it yet so hopefully its all good.

Cudos to the man who called it!! 

It's almost as if Iantt knows what he's talking about! :biggrin: 

What would warp a hub?  It shouldn't be getting as hot as a brake disc and I can't see minor kerb bumps being enough to bend it?

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Just shows how poor these techs are swapping bits all the time. No idea if you can't get a laptop to diagnose for you.

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iantt Thanks for your input, I did tell the mechanic on your recco to check but.....

I havent driven it yet tho!!! (theatrical suspense music)

wobble wobble hahaha lets hope not!!

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So update!

Massive improvement first 15 mins on motorway then started to wobble intermittently again, even through road surface changes the wobble stays consistent then disapears for a while then comes back for 3 mins then dissapears!

The mechanic changed the left wheel hub including bearings obviously, im wondering if the right is shot also?

what the fuuuk is goin on here?  

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Still not fixed!

 

Hubs changed out, including bearings

3rd set drive shafts in and loctight correctly as Ford instructed.

Ford specialist said check diff??

Intermittent steering wheel wobble 60-80 fades in and out but not caused by road surface or wheels/tyres.

Any thoughts?

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I've got a really noisy diff, did wonder if it was that tbh.  Also wondered if it's the steering rack as I get a notchy feel around the centre as well.  Seem to remember there being issues with Focus racks.

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My 2010 focus has always had a slight steering wheel wobble at 60-70 which disappears above 70mph, I have the front wheels balanced many times. 

However I recently fitted some decent branded tires and these have improved the wobble and the car is smoother aswell.  I reckon the old front tyres which were a cheaper brand weren't balancing up correctly.  The Tyre fitter commented on how many stick on weights there were on the front wheels. 

Personally I have always just put up with it thinking it was a balancing issue.  Balancing issues always show up at certain speeds.  If it comes and goes at different speeds it must be a wheel balancing issue.  If it was the diff, the issue would be present all the time. 

All of the focuses I have owned had a noisy gearbox especially a slight whine in 4th gear and a whining in 1st when pulling away.  This is an IB5 characteristic.

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7 minutes ago, JONATHAN_11_80 said:

All of the focuses I have owned had a noisy gearbox especially a slight whine in 4th gear and a whining in 1st when pulling away.  This is an IB5 characteristic.

Mines a pretty consistent diff whine tbh, not just specific gears.  It's alright under load but as soon as you let off it whines and sounds like running a stick along a metal railing fence.  There's also what I'd call a stiff bearing 'graunch' occasionally at speed on the nearside, doesn't seem to be the wheel bearing though so potentially diff bearing.  

Mines an MTX75 box being a diesel though, not the IB5 of the petrols.

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As mentioned in other replies we have elimanated tyres and wheels being the cause of the issue by changing the wheels and tyres round.

We have swapped the tyres and wheels from other cars, fitted brand new wheels, tried different tyres the issue stays constant.

60-80 intermittent wobble.

Changed:

Hubs

Drive shafts

wheels n tyres x3

 

 

 

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Sounds like like diff bearings I would drop the box and get the gearbox rebuilt rather than replacing with another which may have the same fault shortly afterwards.  Whats the oil level and oil quality like in the box?

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Any signs of previous accident damage Kris seems like you have replaced most things which would cause this????

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11 hours ago, JONATHAN_11_80 said:

Any signs of previous accident damage Kris seems like you have replaced most things which would cause this????

Not to my knowledge had the car for 5 months now.

The car is with a specialist now, one has already ruled out the diff!

Not sure how you rule this out without taking it apart?

Steering rack cause it?

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i seem to have got rid of my wobble i changed the steering setting from comfort to standard in the menu on the stalk it seems fine now at least all this week so far try it 

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