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#1 Rosebud

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:33 PM

After replacing the wheel bearing, ball joints and tie rod end, I still have 1 to 2 degrees of play in my right front wheel when I grab it at 12 & 6 and 3 & 9. I'm sure everything's torqued and shimmed properly. I don't suspect the steering rack as I have no play in the steering wheel and the left front wheel is fine. There's not much left upstream to consider other than the pot joint or CVJ, but I'm not getting any click-click sounds when I turn. Worn spline(s) maybe? [video]


I wouldn't bother except I think it's causing some moderate torque steer in an otherwise straight steering car. It pulls right when I accelerate and left when I decelerate, which I think is consistent with a floppy left wheel; the wheel's going toe-in under acceleration and toe-out when I lift the throttle. Any ideas?

 



#2 Moke Spider

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:03 AM

I'm inclined to think it's a worn hub. Not uncommon.



#3 surfblue

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:43 AM

I'm inclined to think it's a worn hub. Not uncommon.

I had a similar problem on a drum braked hub, went through countless wheel bearing sets trying to cure it, managed to find a NOS hub and all good after that!



#4 dyshipfakta

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:04 AM

Again hub had to replace mine along with the bearing no visible signs of it being knackered but the difference it made was night and day.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:41 AM

Replacing the entire hub is probably not necessary. Its almost certainly the drive flange and bearing that are shot. there will not be any visible signs of wear or damage unless you accurately measure it. Your probably only looking at 10-15 thou wear but it will make the world of difference.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:02 PM

Could be a loose setscrew on the steering arm ( the one with the dowel)

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 07:08 PM

Replacing the entire hub is probably not necessary. Its almost certainly the drive flange and bearing that are shot. there will not be any visible signs of wear or damage unless you accurately measure it. Your probably only looking at 10-15 thou wear but it will make the world of difference.

I thought that too initially and replaced the drive flange, no joy, it was indeed the hub!







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