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    Had posted a few months ago about a steering judder/pull I had at 60mph and above. Long story short turned out to be wishbone ball joint (or so I thought) I've noticed now again that the steering judder is back at 65mph ish and increases with speed. The car also has a dull hollow knock coming from the front nearside when turning right and hitting bumps etc. The drop links are less than a year old and are the HD ones, wishbones bushes are only a couple months old (powerflex). In the last year it has had new front springs, shocks and strut top bearings I have had the car up on ramps and there is no play in anything that I can find. The wheels are definitely balanced correctly and I have also tried them front to back. I have no idea at all what it could be. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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    i had this on my 1.8 the steering would judder around 65 -70 mph

    i had 2 new tyres fitted on the front and had them balanced bingo

    no judder anymore

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    I'm maybe going to need to consider that but that tyres ain't that old. They've still got 6mm on them and appear to be running straight on the balancer

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    might be one of your discs has buckled

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    I'm maybe going to need to consider that but that tyres ain't that old. They've still got 6mm on them and appear to be running straight on the balancer

    you could try a different garage

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    It's the garage at work I use which is also used for fast road cars so their equipment is all up to date. I do most of the work myself and I'm pretty particular so always double check everything.
    Ronnie, I considered the discs as well but I'm not getting any juddering when braking so thought that would rule that out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    It's the garage at work I use which is also used for fast road cars so their equipment is all up to date. I do most of the work myself and I'm pretty particular so always double check everything.
    Ronnie, I considered the discs as well but I'm not getting any juddering when braking so thought that would rule that out?
    yes your probably right, but looks like discs are all that's left to suspect

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    Haha, yeah you're not wrong there! I'll put the run off gauge onto them and see what it says

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    also with the knocking thing might be drive shaft maybe or not related to juddering

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    CV joint possibly

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