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    Hi guys

    Just wondering if anyone can recommend a Peugeot specialist around far east/south east melb. I live in Lyndhurst.

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    Reason being is my car steering wheel wobbles at 100km/h or over , now I took it to two seperate places for wheel alignment/balance but it didn't fix it.
    Does anyone know what else it could be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomis View Post
    Hi guys

    Just wondering if anyone can recommend a Peugeot specialist around far east/south east melb. I live in Lyndhurst.

    Reason being is my car steering wheel wobbles at 100km/h or over , now I took it to two seperate places for wheel alignment/balance but it didn't fix it.
    Does anyone know what else it could be?

    Thanks
    Could be tyre, swap the back to front one side at a time.

    Worn suspension bushes? loose wheel bearing ? (jack up the car one side at a time and try rock the wheel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    (jack up the car one side at a time and try rock the wheel)
    Does that mean get your Ipod with acca dacca and put the headphones over the tyre???

    Seriously now, grab the tyre at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and 'rock the wheel' sort of in and out, then repeat with hands at 3 and 9 o'clock.
    The 12/6 will usualy indicate wheel bearing and the 3/9 steering or suspension joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Does that mean get your Ipod with acca dacca and put the headphones over the tyre???

    Seriously now, grab the tyre at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock and 'rock the wheel' sort of in and out, then repeat with hands at 3 and 9 o'clock.
    The 12/6 will usualy indicate wheel bearing and the 3/9 steering or suspension joints.

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    And have a helper apply the brakes whilst carrying out the test. It's suspension bushes if the wobble doesn't go away.

    If it stops wobbling it's wheel bearings.

    PS it would have been better if I said swap the wheel in my earlier post...

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    And if it's Peugeot with wheels that lack the hole in the middle, it could still just be balance - very few tyre places manage to get it right on these wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    And if it's Peugeot with wheels that lack the hole in the middle, it could still just be balance - very few tyre places manage to get it right on these wheels...
    Yeah they are gti6 wheels. So maybe you're right.

    I will move swap front and back wheels tomorrow and see how it goes.

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    Try Eastland Tyre Centre in Ringwood. It's probably a hike, but its worth it to get it right. The owner is a frenchie owner and does all the balance work for Alpine Affair.

    Others may have other recomendations, but he is the only place I've ever found to reliably get it right.

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    I'm thinking more along the line of control arm bushes - Something that should be looked at and checked before having an alignment done.
    ....now watch a Peugeot turn into a corner!

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    It's the advent of the wobble at 100 that says balance. And Eastland will say if it's got bush issues that preclude a decent alignment.

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    I have heard good things in the past about Tyreplus Eastland so I will give them a call tomorrow, cheers Haakon

    Hopefully if another alignment/balance doesn't fix it, they might be able to tell me the problem.

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    A wobble won't be caused by alignment, so don't bother paying for another one. Still will be a balance or wheel bent problem. Or a lumpy tyre. Some of the cheaper brand tyres go up and down in height, or side to side when you spin them, so even when "balanced" they will give you shake.
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    Not out your way but for expert attention to all wheel/tyre /alignment probs try Ralph at Trutrack 52 Leveson St Nth Melb 9326 5392 (Trutrack cafe is next door)

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    Sweet, just booked it in for a wheel balance on saturday morning.
    We shall see what happens!

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    So took it on saturday. Seems perfect now. Very happy. The guy said it didn't look they had ever been balanced, said they were way out.

    Makes me wonder what the other 2 shops did that I took it to (bridgestone tyre centre and beaurepaires). What was I paying for? Lol.

    Thanks for the advice fellas.

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