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    Can dodgy front wishbones with 130,000 miles on them cause wobbly steering and uneasy handling at speed ?

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    Sure can..Worn bottom ball joints..

    And at 130,000 you've prob had you're moneys worth..

    They aren't dear and are a doddle to change..

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    Phoned Vauxhall , they are not a trade club item . They cost £160+vat each ! Thing is though , when the car is parked up on the driveway I have grabbed each front wheel but cannot feel any play , but on driving it doesnt feel right . Im thinking I should just change them as a matter of course ?

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    If the car was on it's wheels with the suspension 'loaded' you may not feel any play..Lift the car and support on an axle stand,try rocking the wheel and look/feel for any play..this will show any play in the joint. I would spend a long time searching before coughing £160 each..

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    ebay have them for £95 each with a 1 year guarantee . My car sees so many speed ramps im sure they are past their best ?

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    Always best to check first... Trackrod ends also cause steering vagueness at speed and uneasy handling... I wouldn't change them without definite faults..

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