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2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan

2004 Dodge Intrepid
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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December 5, 2011, 2:27 pm

Kenneth H
 

Question: Why is my tire wobbling when I drive?

I hit a speed bump that I did not see yesterday doing about 10 mph. After which, My rear driver tire began to wobble when driving. I pulled over to check it out and the tire was able to be moved without much force. When trying to remove the tire, I began to loosen one of the lug nuts and the tire would come out on one side. Why is this happening? What did I break?


December 7, 2011, 11:11 am

Elizabeth K
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It's hard to tell exactly from your description, but you could have broken a lug stud (no big deal) or bent the rim of the tire. It's also possible that the wheel bearing nut is not on tight. 10mph is not very fast, so I would guess that something was loose before you hit it. Having a tire/alignment shop (or a general shop) inspect it would be best.


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