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.

5 Answers

24,425

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.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
3,295

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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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.

237,905

Also check for loose lug nuts.

24,425

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,848 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,799.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,140
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 930
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,664 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Dodge Charger
407 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic Coupe
186 Great Deals out of 16,851 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,114 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS For Sale
10 listings starting at $2,499
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS For Sale
101 listings starting at $2,459

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.