Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
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While driving and swerving aggressive but safe, does this result in excessive noise that appears to come from the tires?
With the engine off, key on, and steering wheel turned back and forth does your hand move 2 inches or less?
Ha there been a recent impact on the road or in a parking lot?
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Does swerving make it better or worse or no effect?
Thanks, ***** ***** you have told me. There is not a wheel bearing issue at this time to blame. The alignment out of specs is causing incorrect tire wear and the tire noise. The sway issues can be due to weak shocks or a damage sway bar or sway bar end links. The vibration can be from a bent wheel, out of balance tire, or alignment issues. It looks more than one thing needs to be done to address this.
My suggestion is to have the wheel/tire road force balanced to check the rim for out of roundness and the tire for hard spots.
Check all shocks, and the the sway bar, check all steering and suspension joints.
Have a 4 wheel alignment done.
Make sure the axle shaft CV joints are also checked.
I do feel it will get worse and result in accelerated tire wear. It has to be your decision since I am not there to feel the sway your getting. It does not sound like parts are going to break and fail.
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