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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:20 pm 
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over the past week or so ive noticed a feeling through the steering wheel of my Seicento like theres something stuck in the tyre or a wheel out of balance...

ive taken both front wheels off and checked them and the tyres, both are good with no missing weights etc.

no play in any ball joints or the steering rack.

it seems to come and go but its definitely getting more and more regular with use i.e. this morning i thought a wheel was coming off! but last night it was barely noticeable..

i have no idea what this could be?

on a side note my 2nd gear has been crunching in badly for at least 5000 miles now....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:52 pm 
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could THIS give me these symptoms? (there is a knock from this one but would it cause the problem above?)
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc13 ... a3424b.jpg

compare it to the other side
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc13 ... 683ee5.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:09 am 
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may sound daft but do the tyres match (ie size wise?) my abarth had a 165 and a 175 section tyre on the front which wasn't noticeable until over 50 when the differential started to complain with the slightly different speed of rotation. could check that there isn't an "egg" in the tyre cross section.

another thing is maybe brake pads worn on one side of caliper (maybe due to sticking piston) which caused an intermittent squeal/judder on my SX

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:20 pm 
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hi, all 4 tyres are new pirellis all matching no eggs etc
brakes are all new

had it out today and its definitely worse it doesnt feel like its coming from any wheel in particular either??

theres no play in either driveshaft


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Swap the wheels front to back and see if it makes any difference. I had this on the Marea and it turned out to be a faulty tyre - almost imperceptible when you looked, but a small area of the tyre had approx. 1mm less than the rest.

Even got some cash back from Avon!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:14 pm 
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i know this is an old thread but it might help someone in future:

intermittent wheel wobble could be a trapped ball-bearing in the driveshaft universal joint. I have had this on two cars, an old cavalier with very broken UJ, and my dads primera that the garage couldn't diagnose (was cracked UJ casing in that instance).

The sympton was wild steering wheel wobble in the cavalier and not so wild in the nissan. Both happened at speeds over 50.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:33 pm 
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I would suggest that you try and pin it down a little more. Particular speed, road, temperature, load in the vehicle and where it's positioned. CV joints can be worn but not display any play, do you get a clicking noise on full lock when applying power?

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