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Old 09-03-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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so right now i'm driving a 2000 F-150 (yup audi's back in the shop, battery died from the heat and i messed up my alignment)

and when i back out a parking spot reverse-right, the drivers side front wheel makes a scraping sound. and then when i set her straight it scrapes 3 times then clunks into position and is fine after that.

a friend said that when i turned left and headed straight the wheel was wobbling.

what could be the problem? the CV boots?
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Remind us, 2WD or 4?

Offhand, simplest thing might be loose lug nuts, or a failing wheel bearing.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Extremely worn tie rod / end ???
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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Remind us, 2WD or 4?

Offhand, simplest thing might be loose lug nuts, or a failing wheel bearing.
its 2 wheel drive.

and i'm looking at it right now and the drivers side is drooping a bit.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Extremely worn tie rod / end ???

Scary thought. OP, you need to check this out and fix, or give it to the pros to fix if you are not able/willing to DIY.

Slightly OT but a few weeks ago a gal had a road wheel come off the front of her Honda sedan right in front of our place. She skidded to a stop on the brake disc and 3 other tires. No blood, no foul as they say, but it could have turned out worse for her.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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I'd be more worried about the clunk than the scrape. Sounds like a ball joint ready to let go.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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Scary thought. OP, you need to check this out and fix, or give it to the pros to fix if you are not able/willing to DIY.

Slightly OT but a few weeks ago a gal had a road wheel come off the front of her Honda sedan right in front of our place. She skidded to a stop on the brake disc and 3 other tires. No blood, no foul as they say, but it could have turned out worse for her.
well its going across the street to midas right now then.

so my audi - in the shop for two days for alignment and starter/battery issues
roommates audi (on business trip) - in the shop for engine vacuum tube problem
spare truck - in the shop for wheel problem
grandmas caddy (she doesn't drive anymore)- in the shop to repair AC

this is frustrating i'm having a hard time procuring transportation.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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Dude, that Audi has got to go! Alignment? Did you kiss a curb?
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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well its going across the street to midas right now then.

so my audi - in the shop for two days for alignment and starter/battery issues
roommates audi (on business trip) - in the shop for engine vacuum tube problem
spare truck - in the shop for wheel problem
grandmas caddy (she doesn't drive anymore)- in the shop to repair AC

this is frustrating i'm having a hard time procuring transportation.
You know more about that truck than the knuckleheads at Midas. Even if you don't know squat, at least you'll admit that.

Find yourself a good indy shop, post up in your local forum and find out which shop is best for you.

If you habitually go to chain garages for maintenance, that's part of your problem, IMHO.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Scraping sound...wobbling wheel...drooping a bit sounds like the front drum is scraping on the back plate====wheel bearings or bad spindle is my guess w/o seeing it.

On the other hand a broken upper ball joint could cause the scraping sound and other symptons with the wheel rubbing metal on metal.

I'm curious what a tire place will come up with.
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