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Front end shudder, only happened about 4 times always around…

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Front end shudder...

Front end shudder , only happened about 4 times always around 60 Ks on average road surface , slow to about 35 Ks and it goes away

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

Holden Rodeo 2wd

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have only taken off the front wheels so far , looking for something obvious that is worn or loose

Mechanic's Assistant: Besides this, what condition is the car in?

Average

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Australia Car
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AU Auto Mechanic: discostew,
 replied 4 months ago
discostew
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steering specialist here , i'll make a few assumptions first , like the front tyres are round (no lumps or tread separations ), wheel bearings are good condition & correctly tensioned , the tie rod ends , idler & pitman arm are good (like pass rego good ) then your problem is lower ( load bearing ball joints )ball joints , if you don't know how to unload them (correct jack point )to check them ,find someone who does , short answer.... ball joints

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok have noticed play in shock absorber would that add to this issue ?
AU Auto Mechanic: discostew,
 replied 4 months ago

p​lay? like in the end bushings ? axial in the shock body ? lineal play like no oil /gas ? it wont help the situation

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
in the end bushings, so I think I had best replace them and the ball joints , thanks for your help
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