Monday, October 03, 2016

Car Wobble

My poor car.  Not only is it burning oil like crazy now, but, after I got the tires rotated, it's wobbled.  At first it was just at low speeds and I figured it was just the tires settling in, after the rotation, being in a new spot, taking new strains there in the new spot where they were spinning.

But now I know its not just settling in.  I finally googled "severe wobble after tire rotation" and got lots of hits.  Not an uncommon happening.

Seems the consensus online is the tires, in the new location, are out of balance or that rear tires may never have been balanced in the first place and now are up front with disastrous results.  That was the first and most common cause listed for the problem.

The second online reason listed is that one tire could be out of round or separating and in its new location, the process is speeding up or, being exaggerated if it was a rear tire, now on the front, where the tires turn and do all the work.  The front tires aren't just followers, after all.

The third reason given for the wobble after rotation is one rim may be bent and now may be causing more obvious problems with a different tire on the bent rim.  I don't quite get that one, why it would be a problem after rotation but not before.  So I figure its the first or second issue causing the problem.

I've got to take the car back to the tire shop today.  First I need to clean it thoroughly to hopefully avoid any "cat smell" comments or jokes.  


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  1. Bless your heart. I hope this gets remedied without more stress than necessary. Be well, my dear, and safe.

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  2. Crossing my fingers for you!

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    1. It's fixed, at least this latest issue.

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  3. Hope you get it fixed soon... car troubles can be scary for those of us who aren't mechanically minded... and they always cost way too much. Please be safe....

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    1. Wobble fixed. Tires were not in balance.

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  4. I wonder why they didn't do all four. Maybe they weren't charging you for the two they did, so they didn't want to do more work than they had to to make things feel right.

    I haven’t been visiting much lately for various reasons, but I want you to trust that I think about you everyday, and that having three rescue cats makes me even more likely to think about you everyday. I was in Petsmart yesterday looking at the abandoned kittens, and reading about the siblings who had died before they could be rescued. I could kill people who abandon animals because it’s so unnecessary. It saves them face, I suppose, while making it likely that the kittens will die miserably.

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    1. It was heartless to dump those cats out like was done, I agree.

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