Hi all. Following the fitting of four new tyres (and only weeks after full laser alignment) I found I still had the following symptoms on my car:
- Steering wheel wobble/judder at 60mph and above
- Pulling to the right
- Droning noise driving round left-hand bends in the road (not cornering at low speed)
After reading a number of posts on this frankly fantastic forum, I opted to replace the front offside wheel bearing. After SIX HOURS sat on the pavement outside the house today (OK so I take things slowly) I finally got the new one fitted. I took it for a test drive and to my relief the juddering has stopped, the car sits in a straight line, and there is no droning or vibration when driving round left- or right-hand bends.
Only problem is, the wheel bearing kit I got from Euro Car Parts seems to have a different ABS sensor connector to the one I took off the car. The electrical contacts in the original sensor are two very small bore metal tubes which fit over pins in the car's connector. The ABS sensor on the new wheel bearing has two flat metal contacts.
I found a thread regarding a similar issue, but my car does not have a sport button (that is, no IDS) and unlike in that thread there is no way at all that the ABS sensor connector on the new wheel bearing would fit in the car's connector.
Does anyone have any advice on what to do?
I've not yet tried to connect (using crocodile clips) the pins of the new connector to the car, just in case it breaks anything. What if I completely disassembled the swivel hub again and attempted to replace the new ABS sensor with the original one? Is that likely to work?
Thanks for your time! (And sorry for the long post - I'm just posting as much info as possible should anyone else have similar symptoms to mine.)