MQ wobblies

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MQ wobblies

Unread post by smiffandsmiff » July 22nd, 2010, 6:42 pm

I've got a really newby question,
What causes shuddering in the steering wheel at the same speed (eg 65 - 70 K's).
I had a wheel balance and allignment and that didn't work so I changed the tyres and rims, still not fixed. I can't get to a tyre place due to work hours
Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Unread post by Peter Aawen » July 22nd, 2010, 7:22 pm

You really need to get a proper wheel alignment done, not the local tyre place but somewhere like Truck-a-line or shim-a-line & get them to do the whole hog - usually costs less than $200 but they'll look at caster & camber, toe in/out, thrust, drive alignment & everything else. Get all that set to spec properly & let them do a wheel balance & tyre rotation too, they should be able to at least identify if not rectify any hassles.
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Unread post by smiffandsmiff » July 22nd, 2010, 10:19 pm

thanks mate

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Re: MQ wobblies

Unread post by Phwoar » November 13th, 2010, 2:44 pm

how bad are the wobbles? my old mq used 2 get them up heaps, i changed wheels, steering dampner and wheel bearing and that still didnt fix it so i spat it and sold it lol it was scarey how much it would wobble, be driving along jst fine then hit a small bump and it woulkd feel like all the wheel nuts were loose

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Re: MQ wobblies

Unread post by gp339gm339 » January 24th, 2011, 1:17 pm

also known as the death wobbles.

MOST Often king / swivel bearings, and also be loose wheel bearings.

Jack up front. grub top and bottom of wheel and try moving it backwards and forwards - if you get any movement -swivel bearing are the proball colprut)

Grub the side of the wheels - tray again any side - any movement - wheel bearings.

It cost me around $220 parts to replace the swival and wheel bearings. (half day work)

Another caulprit - broken spring hangers - or tie rod.

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Re: MQ wobblies

Unread post by mk escort » October 22nd, 2011, 5:37 pm

i spent money on all the ideas that people gave me. In the end a new set of leaf springs and a 2inch lift fixed the problem. Sagged suspension was the problem the whole time.

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