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Unread 04-07-2010, 06:51 AM   #1
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Rear tire wobble??

I was driving down the highway the other day and got stuck in traffic. I was creeping and looked back and glanced at my rear tire on the driver's side. It was wobbling. I knew that I have taken it offroad but not too extreme. My Jeep is stock (hopefully getting a lift and tires this summer once I convince my wife). I have not done much to it and have only 125,000 on it. I called Jeep and they said I need a new axle sleeve and axle bearing. I thought it would only need a wheel bearing. I lifted it up once I got home and could barely get a wobble when I pushed in on the top of the tire. Does anyone know what is going on? I first thought the wheel was bent but now I found a wobble, I aint sure. Any suggestions?

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Unread 04-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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Start with the cheapest solution and work your way up. What Jeep people did you call? Do you know anyone in a Jeep club? Start with them.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 07:05 AM   #3
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No I havent tried them yet. Not sure really where the local one is but I called the Parts departments for Jeep. And by the way, its only one tire wobble. Its not both tires wobbling so I thought it would only be one wheel bearing but thanks for the help guys
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Unread 04-07-2010, 07:22 AM   #4
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Try swapping another wheel you know isn't wobbling on that side and see if it wobbles. If so then you have an axle issue. Possibly bent axle shaft flange?

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