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Old 08-28-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default Front right tire wobbles when I go over 60 mph

2002 Chevy Tahoe

Was driving last night and when I hit speeds over 60 mph the front right tire started to wobble. No other noises and didn't have any pull in the steering wheel. Needless to say after feeling this I slowed down a considerable amount.

Then when I was on my way home I took the back roads so I didn't need to drive as fast and could still feel the wobble. Also, I ran to the store this morning and when I took a right out of the parking lot it almost felt like the wheel was going to fold in and break off.

I had my tires rotated about a month ago. Could this be caused from something the shop did/didn't do? I inspected the tires and there doesn't appear to be anything wrong visually with the them.

I typically only drive about 35 - 40 mph on a daily basis and haven't felt this problem until I hit the higher speeds last night.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:16 AM
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I'd check the wheel lugs first if they are in spec on torque I'd jack up the front end and check for any lateral play could be wheel bearings going out or a control arm bushing...
Check the tire for any blistering or de-laminating, removed the tire to inspect the inboard side thoroughly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:50 PM
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Also check the ball joints.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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Maybe the weights fell off?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:42 PM
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I wouldn't take too long to investigate the wobble as its possible it could be this...2007 Tahoe Front Ball Joint rusted out
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:05 PM
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Get the tire balance check. You description is a tire problem
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:53 PM
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I'd check lug nuts & bearings, I'd bet ya a $5 it's the bearing!
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