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    confused wobbling??

    Any ideas helpful and most welcome.
    I have searched all problems already on here but cant find a match.
    I bought a 2003 2l TDi last week.
    It has some kind of wobble but not throught the steering wheel.
    Yesterday I took it to get wheels balanced and tracking done.
    The tracking was well out they said some thing about 8????? They also said there was 2 ml left on the edges and they were eneven (front tyres)
    But the car is the same??
    Is it the oneven tyres causing it?
    It doesn't seem to matter about speed and like I say no vibration through steering or gearstick.

    My car hasn't got a warrant
    chez

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    I'm sure someone will be along shortly to give some techinical advice but if it was me and the tyres were that low I would stick two new ones on to see if that helped.

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    Get the new tyres on, as uneven wear can cause vibrations and also pulling to either side. If this will not cure the problem swop the wheels from back to front. also sometimes it'll help to swop wheels over on the same axle from one side onto another. good luck m8 :-)))

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    The sidewalls or carcas of the tyre can break, some tyres IMO seem more prone to it than others. Although they might look fine the actual shape of the tyre changes from round to not quite so round! This can also cause a wiggle feeling, more often with a broken carcas on rear tyres when driving slowly, front tyres with the same problem would more than likely cause some sort of eeeling through the steering wheel.

    I have seen wires poking through the sidewall of what appeared to be a perfectly good tyre, almost looked like it had exploded through the sidewall. If it is ready for new tyres (and a 2mm it's not that far off) get them fitted and I am sure you will find a difference.

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    I had loads of both with nearly new 'Infinity' tyres causing wheel wobble on my fronts. After several balances they still wobbled a lot.

    I eventually swapped the fronts to the half worn Dunlops on the back and the problem was gone - so either a duff wheel or poor quality tyre!

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    For a quick diagnosis, take it to a tyre place and get them to balance the rear wheels and fit them to the front. Put the (what was the) fronts on the back and see what happens. If the vibrations gone, you now have a dodgy tyre on the rear. Tyres can deteriorate structurally, and no amount of balancing will sort it. Another thing to try is to run the flat of your hand slowly over the tread, if you feel a high spot, even a slight one, there's your problem. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Another thing to try is to run the flat of your hand slowly over the tread
    Be careful if trying this, if it's gone bigstyle there can be wire poking out, have plasters handy!

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    ok. Thank u. I shall try swapping.

    Bikes are so much easier as I know what Im doing!!!!!

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    Get the bearings checked on the front tyres sometimes its possible for these to wear out sooner rather than later and possibly replace the tyres should sort out the uneveness.

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    one check i would make mate is the outer steering rack ends spent &#163;100s on mine trying to sort problem and it turned out to be them &#163;16 per side of ebay 40 mins later fixed jack up front of the car hold rubber gaitor on the steering rack have someone rock the wheel left/right any free movement at all in this joint can cause a problem and will need replacing had my tracking set twice and it ended up to be outer steering rods well worth a look

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