2009 Colbalt wobble feeling in front tire area

Asked by Aug 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2009 Colbalt wobble feeling in front tire area. I tend to notice it at higher
speed.

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18,775

Bad tire or tire out of balance. Usually those are most noticeable at around 50MPH. Rotate the tires (front to back) and see if problem follows the tire.

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Also need to check the wheel bearings and ball joints and tierod ends for wear and also mis-alignment.

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Thanks for the help. My husband jacked up the front & there was slight movement front- to-back when he tried to move the tires but no movement, side-to-side.

217,455

Also check for loose lug nuts.

18,775

With the tire jacked up, get underneath it and try to pick it straight up by hand. If it lifts up and/or top of tire moves in/out, it's a bad ball joint. Usually you get some noise when driving down the road with a bad ball joint. You can also rock the tire side to side and watch the tie rod ends, if you see even a slight stretch to them they're bad.

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