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Question DetailsAsked on 12/3/2016

Front right tire feels like its going too fall off and shakes really bad

2000 ford Windstar steering wheel shakes uncontrollable the right tire wobles and feels like it is going to break off

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Then don't drive it - or drive only directly to the repair shop you choose, on unused backroads, at off-peak hours and low speeds in case it does fall off - but driving on a wheel/axle with those characteristics risks causing major additional damage which might not be major now. Not to mention possibility of an accident if wheel/steering wheel is wobbling seriously - and driving KNOWING it has a problem like that would change your liability from a simple accident to potentilly grossly negligent behavior - increasing your civil liability and adding potential criminal issues if you get in an accident.


If wobbles at low speed, likely loose or broken lug bolts (if that tire was changed out recently maybe wheel did not get mounted right or lug nuts were not tightened down), or could be a sheared suspension component or failed wheel bearings, among other less likely issues. If making noise (shriek, squeel, etc) likely wheel bearings but could be broken component dragging against the wheel or brake drum/disc. If low speed wobble, likely pretty significant and could cause more damage.


If no noticeable wobble or significant sound at low speed, then low speed trip to repair shop might be OK.


In the AUTO section of Search the List, Auto Repair is the category you need to find well rated and reviewed repair shop.

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