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when i hit a bump, i get a massive death wobble.

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hey guys, i have a 180

 

about a month ago the car used to wobble everyonce in a while when id hit a bump in the road...the past couple of days its gone worse and the shaking is pretty violent, ive stopped driving the car.

 

does anyone know what the problem could be? and i had my car aligned recently too

 

i suspect the steering rack because it has a lot of freeplay in it but im not sure

 

any help or opinions would help

 

cheers guyths

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Possibly got some majorly worn suspension bushes or broken something, have you got underneath and have a captain cook?

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If you're asking "is it typical?"... well, not really.

 

Don't wanna sound like captain smartarse here but... just go have a look under the car? If you think about what you're feeling, and what the wheels are doing when you go over the bump, and how suspension works, you should be able to put two and two together track down a problem...

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yeh and they will tell you 90% of your suspension id f**ked and will cost heaps to fix, when there probably only 1 or 2 things need fixing

Not true.

Although there are the few business out there who will rip you off, there are also those who are run by enthusiasts and are genuine.

 

I do recommend you take the car to a place like pedders and get the $14 21 point safety check done if you aren't too handy with mechanical stuffs.

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take it to a business that specialises in the suspension industry and have your car looked at.

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this whole thread reminds of this episode.. (the coupon book where homer takes his car to the tyre place to get the free alignment and he gets absolutely rorted) hahahahah

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check your rear cradle mate were the diff is could be cracked that causes a big wobble seen it happen to a few silvias

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Does it feel like it's coming from the front or back? I.e. Does the back seem to pull you into the wobble or does the front seem to steer you into it?

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the first thought i got when reading the tittle..

 

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Dead wheel bearing?

Jack the car up and give the wheels a good yank/shake, trying to see if there is any play in it.

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i found out what the problem was, a f**ked tranny mount haha.....i spent ages looking at my suspension but it all looked spot on and i just had it all replaced and aligned

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check your rear cradle mate were the diff is could be cracked that causes a big wobble seen it happen to a few silvias

cheers for the advise....i wouldnt have even thought about that, i looked around besides the front and found it was a f**ked tranny mount

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