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Bocephus
05-26-2007, 08:14 PM
i have a 1979 gmc 1/2 ton as i was driving home from work i felt the front drivers wheel wobble alot and it kinda freeked me out i think its the wheel bearings but im not sure any ideas?

Little Mule
05-26-2007, 09:02 PM
Jack it up and give the wheel a shake. If its not the wheel bearing, it could be a tie rod end.

SBC hris
05-27-2007, 02:30 PM
Wheel bearings will usually make funny noises when they go, sounds like a tie rod end, or possibly the steering stabalizer. Make sure the lugs are tight:dontknow:

nbrowser
05-27-2007, 11:25 PM
just my 2 cents but you might also want to check the ball joints.....they can cause some screwcall things when they go bad

kinda nasty
05-28-2007, 06:21 AM
definately check your ball joints. Buy Napa suspension parts, guarantee for life and mine have been in my truck 3 years now with no problems. way better than moog.

tenpack
05-28-2007, 08:39 AM
are you tires properly balanced? check air pressure

ball joints with give sloppy steering feel, they will follow the ruts in the road and you should be able to feel the play in the knuckle if they are shot. Rent the tool and do em, while its apart grease/checkover all ther est.

Bocephus
05-28-2007, 06:07 PM
k thanks everyone for the input

PIGDOG
06-06-2007, 02:53 AM
definately check your ball joints. Buy Napa suspension parts, guarantee for life and mine have been in my truck 3 years now with no problems. way better than moog.

I think Napa is Precision. My preference is Moog.

Apathy
06-06-2007, 08:40 AM
ya, moog makes race car parts. there is nothing wrong with their stuff

brothergrimms
06-06-2007, 01:02 PM
pathy moog is crap specieris ownly way to go i burn out moog in tops 3 mths

Apathy
06-06-2007, 01:47 PM
I'll keep that in mind. I've always had good luck with moog. I know that the Moog radius arm bushings are better than precision. (ran both, and the precision ones tear apart easy).

anyway, ill start paying more attention