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Help ! Car immobilized (well, close..)
Well, it's finally happened. On the way in to work just now, the
front end and steering started shaking violently -- it was fine
when I started out, and started about 20 minutes into my commute.
I limped into the Pixar parking lot with hazard lights blinking,
and I seriously doubt if the car can be driven home this evening.
1. Strong, low-frequency shake both in steering wheel and
front-end: almost as if all the lug nuts on the wheel had
2. Seems to disappear while coasting, and I seem to be able
to make it go away briefly by turning the steering wheel
to and fro. Starts again if I hit rough pavement.
3. I thought I heard some sounds from the right front side.
I suspect that the right wheel bearing has given up the ghost
catastrophically. I did the left last year, but it degraded quite
gracefully and noisily. I had only recently started to hear
faint noises from the right side.
What do you folks think? Anyone seen anything like this? Help
would be greatly appreciated.