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#1 (permalink) Old 04-09-2009, 08:56 PM
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Hub Issue, Or is it...

So earlier this week I am driving to work and my wheel begins to have a slight shimmy in it. I think it is a low tire get to work and they look fine. Over the last few days it has gotten worse and on the way today it is reasonably worse. When I pull into my spot and get out my right front wheel is putting off a large amount of heat. I work at a junk yard and had a set of hubs off on the shelf so I have my mechanic come pick up my car and the hubs to put them on for me. He calls me from his shop and tells me that my hub seems fine other then being a little dry, but my left shock is blown. Any ideas on what this would be? I wont have a chance to start tearing it apart until this weekend so any clue would be great.
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Unfortunately, I wouldn't really know where to start as I can't see your car. if the shock is indeed blown it is possible that the extra weight on that side of the car due to lack of support could have caused the additional heat. Let us know what you see when you get a chance
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99% of the time this issue is caused by the lower torsion arm bushing being torn. take the wheel off and look at the lower control arm (L shaped piece that attaches to the bottom of the hub and goes back and attaches to the subframe then goes back to the frame). look at the bushing where it attaches to the frame, i betcha its torn. luckily they're only about $30 or so new. lot cheaper than a $130 wheel bearing.
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