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Re: [T3] front end shimmy and shake

Differences in left and right turns is usually down to bearings - the outer
wheel is more heavily loaded in a corner and shows up wear or slack in the
bearing more.   Another possibility of front end shake is a loose stabiliser bar
(through upper axle tube).
Lift the front axle.  Wobble the wheel.  Loose bearings give axial movement when
rocking the tyre holding it anywhere; loose stabiliser bar will produce rock
when the wheel is pulled and pushed vertically, not horizontally.

UK VW Type 3 & 4 Club
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corivus De Lan" <corivus@cox.net>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 4:57 PM
Subject: [T3] front end shimmy and shake

> Okay here's another one, our 71 square, sleepy, tends to shake on the road
> when we go over 30 on a left curve but if we do it on a right one she's just
> fine, could this be the bushings or maybe something else?  I'm thinking the
> bushings because that was a problem I had with my 64 dodge and they were
> rotted to high hell and back and when I replaced them i stopped having the
> shakes.  Also I was thinking it could be something else but not sure what
> since I haven't done to much with a front end other then replacing bushings
> and tie rods both on non vw cars.  Could it also be the suspension?  because
> she tends to sag in the front end when driving and in park.  Not to sure
> what it is but anyone have any pointers on what it could be?

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