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    Hi All,

    I have a 2005 Vectra C 1.6 petrol I've had an ongoing problem with my steering shuddering at speeds over 80 kph and a droning noise from the front passenger side wheel area. I have balanced all 4 wheels and even switched the front wheels to the back and vice versa with no improvement. I dont have low profile tyres and the noise is getting louder.

    I have a feeling its the bearing am I on the right track?

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    wheel brg would cause noise. shuddering could be gearbox mounting

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    Thanks for the reply. The steering wheel shuddering is like what you would experience with an unbalanced wheel the engine and gear box feel smooth. Would the bearing cause the steering to shudder at higher speeds?

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    i wouldn't think so unless it was severely worn. in which case i wouldn't drive it

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    This has been going on a while what are the side affects of driving with a severly worn bearing ?

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    in some cases it can collapse and sheer the hub, then your wheel falls off. best get it checked. new brg about 90quid. easy job if you have the tools

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    Thanks mate I will have checked ASAP!

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