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 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 05:03PM
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After replacing the wheel bearing, ball joints and tie rod end, I still have 1 to 2 degrees of play in my right front wheel when I grab it at 12 & 6 and 3 & 9. I'm sure everything's torqued and shimmed properly. I don't suspect the steering rack as I have no play in the steering wheel and the left front wheel is fine. There's not much left upstream to consider other than the pot joint or CVJ, but I'm not getting any click-click sounds when I turn. Worn spline(s) maybe? [video]

I wouldn't bother except I think it's causing some moderate torque steer in an otherwise straight steering car. It pulls right when I accelerate and left when I decelerate, which I think is consistent with a floppy left wheel; the wheel's going toe-in under acceleration and toe-out when I lift the throttle. Any ideas?
  
Try a thinner spacer first or make the one you have thinner.
If that does not work you may have a worn hub that needs replacing.

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 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 03:32PM
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Wasn't there a problem with the spacer between the bearings that wasn't the correct size? I think I had this issue when i bought the cheap wheel bearings. Then bought the Timkens and no more problems.

 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 03:10PM
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My vote would be worn cv spline/shaft my car did something similar, no noise from the cv but a little loose as you described. No amount of tightening the nut changed anything. I replaced the outer cv and the movement went away. 

 

 

 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 02:22PM
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That's pretty bad. Do your wheel wiggling with the brakes applied. If it still wiggles its the ball joint. Another possibility is worn out hubs. A symptom of this is the bearings seeming loose and/or going in easily.

 Posted: Jun 11, 2019 01:26PM
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After replacing the wheel bearing, ball joints and tie rod end, I still have 1 to 2 degrees of play in my right front wheel when I grab it at 12 & 6 and 3 & 9. I'm sure everything's torqued and shimmed properly. I don't suspect the steering rack as I have no play in the steering wheel and the left front wheel is fine. There's not much left upstream to consider other than the pot joint or CVJ, but I'm not getting any click-click sounds when I turn. Worn spline(s) maybe? [video]

I wouldn't bother except I think it's causing some moderate torque steer in an otherwise straight steering car. It pulls right when I accelerate and left when I decelerate, which I think is consistent with a floppy left wheel; the wheel's going toe-in under acceleration and toe-out when I lift the throttle. Any ideas?
  

 

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