Ducato 1994 sudden wobble/Vibration

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  1. Issie52

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    Our ducato MH has suddenly developed a wobble? Not all these time just now and again?
    It's a definite vibrate
    Checked the drive shaft, but thats tight and no movement. CV joints OK. Checked rubber boots OK, one circlip a bit lose
    Set off again and after a while it's wobbling vibtating again?
    Done 1500 kms in the last week driving through France and now into Spain without any problems
    Anyone any ideas what it can be?
    Thanks
     
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    Check the wheels are on correctly and all nuts tight as this can cause wobble. Other than that it could be tracking, or a wheel balance weight has gone astray which will cause 'wobble' only at certain speeds, this to me is the most obviously cause.
     
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    Also, check for an inside bulge on one of your front tyres. You might not see it at first, if any bulge is against the road. Also, the early Ducato's got through track rod ends at an alarming speed, changed one of mine twice now.
     
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    Ours has got two new track rod ends. Tyres look OK
    But will take them off and have a look
    Thank you
    Good job we are on a nice site here
     
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    Your right. (y) It's the best there is. :)
     
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    Right hand side tyre looks to have a problem inside ! Taken it off and put spare on, let's hope this was the problem !!!!will let you know when we set off tomorrow.
    Thank you all
     
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    A worn wheel bearing can cause the wheel nuts to loosen unevenly. A steadily increasing rhythmic hum is one symptom.

    When ours started to go on a trip to Europe I was tightening the old nuts (ooer missus) at every stop on the journey, until we got home.
     
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    No noplay in wheel bearing. It has just passed its French mot. Hubby says all tyres are OK taken them all off and checked.
    It vibrates. When you get to 80 kms !
    he says only thing is just a slight movement on drive shaft, only a little bit, so it has got us stumped?
    Off for a test drive tomorrow up to Salou, if we have the same problem we will have to find a site there and stop over.... Any good sites there that are open now? Just in case ..
     
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    How old are your tyres?
     
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    it happans with speed? maybe as simple as a wheel weight has come off and they need to be rebalanced
     
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    Just tootling along at 80 kms and then vibrations from right hand side! When we slowed down it stopped ? We hit a bad patch of road a few km back. Well we will tell you tomorrow ! Off back up to Salou instead of going south!
     
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    Worth checking wheel balancing and alignment
    Weight can fall off and alignment can go out if you hit a pot hole
     
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    Just to let every one know what the problem was with our Ducato MH
    It was the shock absorber on the right hand side!
    Replacing them this week
    Tyres were ok.
     
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    Still trying to source Stock Absorber in Spain, Norauto do not sell them for Vans! only cars!(n)(n)
     
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    Why not go to a normal garage and see if they can get one for you?
     
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