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    Hey all

    I have some wheel wobble around 55-70. Had a new tyre fitted OSF due to spring break, replaced spring, will be replacing other side as well. balanced wheels twice, still there. Jacked up and there seems to be some movement when rocking the wheel 9-3 but not at 12-6 on both sides. Can't see any movement in the track rod ends. Do you think this could be the bearings?

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    more likely movement on the track arms inner joints if there is none at the trackrod end or at the steering wheel when you rock the roadwheel at 9/3...

    vectras are notoriously hard to get to balance.. you need to use only the best equipment, and using short stemmed valves helps

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    Thanks for that, I'll check them out. Is it an easy job? Haynes says you need a special tool to unscrew the track rod inner ball joint.

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    you can do it with normal tools, but it's not very DIY freindly...the bits are dead cheap thou...about £20 a side..

    see if there is play there.. best checked with the car raised and supported and the wheel off...

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    Cheers, I'll check them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy7807 View Post
    Jacked up and there seems to be some movement when rocking the wheel 9-3 but not at 12-6 on both sides
    Every car I have had, including my current Vectra C, has at least some play 12-6, but not 9-3
    You can only really test 9-3 with someone in the car holding the steering wheel, or with it clamped in position

    This clearly suggests some worn parts need replacing, as above

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