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    Intermittent steering wobble

    Hi guys,

    Just bought an 2000 Astra 1.6 SXI. Good nick all round and drives well.

    But...

    At around 70mph+ I get an intermittent wobble through the steering wheel that lasts 5 secs and then stops for 5 secs and so fourth. If I slow to 65 then it doesnt happen.

    Seems very weird as its intermittent.

    Any ideas or suggestions.

    I got to drive on holiday next week and dont want to end up with white finger

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    Could be wheel bearings.
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    ...or balancing maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat View Post
    ...or balancing maybe?
    thats what i was thinking

    however its always best to check the simple stuff first so check how tight the wheel nuts are

    you may need to use a torq wrench though (sorry standing joke )
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    It is more than likely the balancing/alignment and most tire/wheel places will align and balance your wheels for you for cheap if you ask nicely :P

    I got mine done and he didn't ask for anything, gave him a tenner for a couple of pints and it's been perfect ever since.

    Mine had a wobble at 80 though, suppose if I drove at the speed limit it wouldn't be a problem! :P
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    id say its wheel alignment, ive had it a few times, and it cost me about 15 quid to get it sorted.

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    balancing or alignment

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    I will nip to the local friendly tyre people tomorrow to get that done.

    Nice one.


    Will let you know.


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    Welll had both front wheels balanced and that seems to have sorted the problem. Nice one guys!!!

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    Always pleased to be of assistance!

    Welcome along by the way.
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