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Are you sure that you put in the bearings the right way ? .
Radlager in German = Bearings ,video below how to do it ,sry it's in german but just look & get the idee,check your tierods as well while you are there,use a crowbar for that .If you decide to fit them in yourself make sure that you dont thighten the bearings to much ,almost like a sparkplug sort of fastening ,a little less ,if you thighten them to much they make noise & wear out again quickly,maybe some members have the right torque number for it for you .Also take a look in what shape your flex disc is in ,since i changed mine there are no more vibrations .:thumbsup:



 

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My car did the same thing, I replaced the tie rod, sway bar mounts(bushings), and my tire had a flat spot so I bought some new michelins .
 

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I did change the wheel bearings, the used ones didnt look like they wetr in bad shape. I also changed the flex disc. Ill look at the tie rods and sway bar.
 

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most of the time it is suspension bushings, and unbalanced tires. put your tires on a roadforce machine. and try increasing tire pressure
 

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this is one out of four:

1- tie rods.

2- intermediate arm ball joint.

3- idler arm bushing

4- loose steering box.

keep wobbling and track the movemement in the steeing linkage, find out what component moves, while the one next to it doesnt... that will be your problem... work your way from outer ball bearing of the tie rod, all the way to the steering box...
 

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Tie rods. If you can swing them easily they are worn. Should have high resistance in them. My car was shaking a lot and mechanics said on of the tie rods was missing a nut, put a new nut on and shaking where reduced a lot. Then i put new tie rods on and the car was like new.

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I lifted the car this morning and had someone shake the wheel whie i checked wat was moving, and the bushing on the control arm is all gone the rubber is missing so that part moves freely. There are repair kits online, is there a DIY for that?
 
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