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    Default Prado 120 steering wobble

    Hi Almal, hoop julle kan my dalk help met raad.
    My Prado het n wobbel op die stuurwiel sodra n mens oor 100 110km/h ry.
    Ek het al 2 keer bande laat balance en ruil en die mense het gese daar is geen bubbles ens op die bande self nie. Hulle wys my toe die shocks, hulle was amper gaar, vertel ek moet die suspensie vervang dit is die oorsaak.


    Dit gedoen Desember, ek het Amada extreme shocks en coils laat insit in die hoop dit gaan die probleem oplos. Die wobble is beter maar is nogsteeds daar, het ook na die CV joints laat kyk maak geen snaakse geluide of so iets nie so dit is dan sekerlik nie hulle nie. Enige ander voorstelle?


    En dan op die nuwe suspensie as ek oor spoed hobbels ry met altwee agterwiele gelyk bo oor klink dit of iets los is agter, he nou al onder ingeklim en geruk en pluk maar kan niks fisises sien wat los is nie. Iemand dalk al so iets gekry?

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    Default Re: Prado 120 steering wobble

    Control arms
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    Default Re: Prado 120 steering wobble

    Have you checked the upper and lower ball joints at the front?
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    Default Re: Prado 120 steering wobble

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Control arms
    Possibly - yes. If you feel this when you brake to a slow stop - it is almost certainly that.

    On the rear knock you might find that your shocks are a little short and are topping out. To check this, loosen your shocks at the bottom mount and extend them. If they're not around 60mm longer than the bottom mount, then they're too short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    Possibly - yes. If you feel this when you brake to a slow stop - it is almost certainly that.

    On the rear knock you might find that your shocks are a little short and are topping out. To check this, loosen your shocks at the bottom mount and extend them. If they're not around 60mm longer than the bottom mount, then they're too short.
    Thanks for the replies. I have not checked the ball joints, is there a simple way to check myself or should I take it to Toyota?
    The Prado also pulls to the left but the alignment is correct, so that might then be control arms or the bushes if I am thinking correctly? can the bushes be replaced or the whole arm and bushes?
    Will have a look at the rear shocks thanks.
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    Default Re: Prado 120 steering wobble

    I'd find a suspension specialist shop and go there to have a look.

    It can be anything to do with your suspension.
    Control arm bushes, ball joints, tie rod ends, rack ends, rack mount etc.

    I'd look through everything.

    Just be careful of toyota prices.

    And if you need to replace lower or upper ball joints go for genuine toyota parts.
    Aftermarket ball joints don't last.
    For other parts decent aftermarket is fine

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