[Vwdiesel] 81 Rabbit - wheel balance issue

rbp at 4u2bu.org rbp at 4u2bu.org
Mon Nov 10 20:53:01 PST 2008

hey gang - I have something going on in the front end of my 81 Rabbit
sounds and feels like an unbalanced front tire
but I put new tries on front recently, balanced, and there was no sign  
of this for the first month or two
AND, it goes away when I am turning right
gets worse turning left
so obviously not a tire
it's a thumping sound directly coordinated w/ tire RPMs
going slow it's thump-thump-thump, @ highway speeds it sounds like a  
gatling gun
(OK, not that loud, but you can hear and feel it)
wheel hubs are not warm to touch after long highway driving
any thoughts on what this is?
Rolf in MA

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