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L322 Steering wheel wobble after 60mph

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by youmitegetian, May 26, 2018.

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  1. youmitegetian

    youmitegetian Active Member

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    So another issue I've noticed today.
    When I travel over 60mph the steering wheel moves slightly but quickly left to right (wobbles)
    Doesn't appear to go away (been up to 80) can't feel it if I'm accelerating hard.
    I've jacked up the front and can feel slight movement if I hold the nsf road wheel at 3 and 9 and pull/push, nothing on the osf wheel.
    It's had new outer track rods recently and doesn't look like the movement is the inners,
    Any thoughts where to check? I'm guessing it's a bush but it is only a guess.
    No knocking or other signs of an issue
     
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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    Steering damper?
     
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    I take it you had the RR properly 4 wheel aligned after the track rod ends were replaced? I also would get the front wheels off and checked properly for balancing.
    Could possibly be NSF wheel bearing, but unlikely if it only ' knocks' whilst pushing and pulling Between 3 & 9 o clock on the wheel.
    I would jack it up and get somebody to get the play in the wheel and you get underneath it and look / feel for the play/movement you are getting.

    HTH
     
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    Rack's on the L322 Alan, doesn't that mean no damper ??
     
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    tomcat59alan Well-Known Member

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    Hence the question mark ;):)
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Rocking 3 and 9 will show up a worn steering joint. Play in hub is checked 6 to 12.
     
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    Snigger:D
     
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    Yes had the wheel alignment done, and it was ok after the work, this has started awhile afterwards,
    It doesn’t knock at all, just I can feel movement, but doesn’t feel like it’s coming from the rack, feels more like movement from the rear of the wheel, how can I check the control arm bush? It doesn’t move where it meets the subframe but I was thinking possibly where it meets the hub
     
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    I haven't bought one of these new fangled 322's yet hence the question mark, it was only a suggestion.:p
     
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    Test the temperature of each disc and calliper after a run as mine did it with a sticky calliper and the other culprit can be the servontrnic valve in the rack I think, have a search .
     
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    Move the wheels front to back, could just be a tyre problem.
     
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    Or a buckled wheel considering the state of our roads. Good call before you start spending money unnecessarily.
     
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    Long time since I experienced the bomb craters on UK roads LOL. Here they are doing the Spring round of filling even little holes in our single file lanes.
     
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    Hmm good call that, I’ll do it this afternoon and report back
     
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    So the play you have in the NSF wheel is to be totally ignored then?
     
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    Well no but with no knocking it might be hard to diagnose but I’m open to suggestions, swapping tyres front to back is prudent anyway to spread out the wear so might as well do that anyway
     
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    So you took no notice of post #6 then. Swapping wheels will do nothing to remove the play will it.
     
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    Not at all but doing that showed no play in the steering joint, as soon as the track rod moved even slightly then so did the opposite wheel, the movement came from the rear of the wheel, it’s only very slight but more than the os wheel when doing the same thing
     
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    I missed that post, as Wammers is saying, find out where the play is;).
     
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    Exactly, play wobbling 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock could be either steering joint or hub. If there is no play 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock it is a steering joint, if there is play in that orientation it is the hub bearing. Simple initial diagnostic check every good mechanic would use
     
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