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TheFakeMrSneaky
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Car is a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. Happens more at higher speeds but happens pretty much all the time if you just slightly turnwheel while driving. I just recently replaced Brake Rotors, Pads, Calipers, and the whole wheel hub assembly.

Seems like it's coming from driver side but I've only driven it once since repairs. The wife brings it up often.
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Jack one front wheel up (not the whole front of the car, just one front corner), and shake the tire. Position your hands at the top and bottom and try to wiggle it that way. Then try to wiggle it from left to right. There shouldn't be any movement, if it wiggles up and down then your ball joints are bad, if it wiggle left to right then your tie rods are bad. If it wiggles in every direction then your wheel bearing is bad. Next look at your CV boots and make sure they aren't torn. If they are you will need to replace them.
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TheFakeMrSneaky
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002 wroteJack one front wheel up (not the whole front of the car, just one front corner), and shake the tire. Position your hands at the top and bottom and try to wiggle it that way. Then try to wiggle it from left to right. There shouldn't be any movement, if it wiggles up and down then your ball joints are bad, if it wiggle left to right then your tie rods are bad. If it wiggles in every direction then your wheel bearing is bad. Next look at your CV boots and make sure they aren't torn. If they are you will need to replace them.


I will check for ball joints and tie rods. She comes home on Friday. The wheel bearings should be good.
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