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    Folks,

    I have had my front wheels balanced twice, my back ones once and even swapped round, however I cannot stop the steering wheel from wobbling!!

    I have had the car tracked but im aware that my rear control arms are knackered and need doing soon, im just waiting for the winter to go out so I can sort it afterwards.

    Question is, would knackered rear control arms affect the front wheel balancing as my steering wobbles a fair bit!!

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    Check the brake disc run out mate could be warped discs

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    Would that cause the steering wheel to wobble like the balancings out?


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    Yeah it can do mate.

    Also worth checking. Track rod ends aswel.

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    Yeah it can do mate.

    Also worth checking. Track rod ends aswel.

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    More likely to be suspension bushes than warped disks, track rod ends as said above or one of the other bushes.

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    Warped discs have no effect on the steering, you'd only feel vibration from them under braking.

    Likely to be worn suspension bushes, track-rod ends, or in some cases could be worn wheel bearing (seen an MG with a very bad case of this)

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    Knackered rear control arms will not affect the front wheels. Have you tried getting the wheels balanced at a different place, might be the balancing machine thats out.
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    If it's not warped discs or duff track rod ends, my money would be on the strut top mounts and bearings.
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