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I have a 2008 Lincoln MKX. I've replaced the rear right

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I have a 2008 Lincoln MKX. I've replaced the rear right wheel bearing and the front right wheel bearing. Also I did front and rear brakes/rotors. I brought my vehicle to a shop and had Left Outter tie rod end, and Front Sway Bar links replaced due to clunking/vibration in wheel. At the shop the Mechanic stated I had cupping on my front tires , to which I did see. Question is, I'm starting to get a vibration certain times , and it's like a rotation vibration. Can cupping cause this ? I know there are multiple causes of what I asked, but being the cupping was mentioned and you do see the inner tire wearing more, I'm wondering if this could be the cause before I start digging deeper. Thank you.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Hi. The cupping of the tires can cause a vibration at certain speeds and certain road conditions. What is most likely to cause vibration in the steering wheel when driving is the tire balance. You can have the garage check the balance of the tires.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I had the wheels balanced and allignement done. Was fine for about 1,000 miles and now getting a subtle vibration. Or more like something is in the tire kind of vibration.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Sometimes the weights can come off if they were not put on good. Especially if your wheels have sticky weights. You can rotate your tires and see if the slight vibration goes away or changes to the rear. This could help determine if the concern is from a tire or wheel.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Oh. And you can also have the tires road forced balance as well.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

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