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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Wobbly Wheel :/ Clunking

05 cobalt, 115k miles, had it since it was a baby!
What would cause a tire to "jiggle" back n forth when i lightly kick it??? I have replaced just the passenger side control arm/ball joint assembly about 3k miles ago and it didn't really make a difference...but it DID need it regardless because my bushings were shredded!
Also Its got the infamous knock when going over the slightest bump in the road, my guess is struts/mounts on that.
Nay ideas on the tire play?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 06:43 PM
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Wheel bearing.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply,
That would cause it to jiggle when kicked? or that is the cause of the knocking when going over bumps?

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Dont know if this matters or not but both wheels jiggle
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 07:49 AM
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timmagby, has your dealer had any input as to what might be the cause?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 02:43 PM
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both front wheel bearings are gone man. you can get them at pretty much any autoparts store. and they are easy to put in as well.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 12:25 AM
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Is there play when it's up or on the ground? Possibly a tie rod. I seriously would not drive until you get that fixed. You could get hurt/hurt someone else.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 06:32 AM
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If its a tie rod have fun if its a bearing thats not as bad. I broke a tierod going down the interstate at 70mph and lets just say my cavalier I had needed some work afterwords. It was not fun. I would def. get whatever it is fixed before you drive it anymore.
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