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Old 07-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Wheel wobble? 2004 Ford Focus 2.3L 2x3

Lets begin that I wrench on old 1980's honda enduros, I have basic mechanical understanding. I bought this focus since i have a baby on the way and I can't a pregnant girl on my XL500R >.> when it comes to cars i have no clue.

For the last couple days, as I roll of the clutch from a dead stop, such as leaving the driveway or turning on a stoplight, it sounds like my front passenger wheel is wobbling, or moving side to side. once i get up to speed and straighten up the car, it sounds fine... I jacked the car up, the wheel has no play front to back, left to right, up and down. I took the wheel off, the tie rod feels fine, the drive shaft has slight play (No more than the driver's side.) Everything seems okay, but this noise has me worried, I only owned the car four months, low mileage only 48,062 currently. It has only been doing this for the last couple days.

I bought this Focus because I refuse to drive a Honda, I'd rather ride one.

This may be in the wrong section, Mods please move if it is, Sorry!


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Could be your wheels bearing. Normally there is play in your wheel though. Check your ball joint, tie rod end, and make sure the axle nut is on tight. Does the wheel look crooked or anything?
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Could be your wheels bearing. Normally there is play in your wheel though. Check your ball joint, tie rod end, and make sure the axle nut is on tight. Does the wheel look crooked or anything?
Just pulled the wheel off again, the only thing i noticed the second time is a bushing is dust on a tie rod. off to the auto shop!
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