I have a 2005 Volvo S60 R with 18" wheels. I replace the front bushings about 10-k ago. Now I am getting a bad wobble. The front tires are worn bad and I never had it aligned I moved them to the rear and it is still feels like a center carrier bearing but that feels good? Suggestions
Model: S60 R
Engine: Turbo 5 inline 5-cyl
rotated the tires to the rear it is AWD I am wondering if the extreme wear on the tires is causing an inbalance that is making it seem like a bad wobble/shaking?
Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am a Volvo dealership technician. I am going to try to help you with your question. Is the wobble in the steering wheel or the whole car? What bushings did you replace? Control arm bushings? Has there been any other suspension work?
The whole car, yes the control arm bushings, no other work I know of but I bought this car in April so I don't know what was done up to then.
Okay, if it's in the whole car, I would strongly suspect a tire issue, especially since you indicate the front tires are badly worn. This sounds exactly like a shifted belt in a tire. Sometimes they are bad enough to be seen with a simple visual check, but other times it requires the wheel to be put on a spin balancer to see the uneven wear. It would also be a good idea to check the rest of the front suspension (tie rods and ball joints) for play, but I don't suspect these to be the cause. After the tires are replaced, I would also suggest an alignment.
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