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Wobbly wheel
March 24, 2014
2:57 am
Dawid
RADelaide
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Hey all,
One of my rear wheels wobbles extremely. I think it could be a bent half shaft/axle. Maybe bent at the hub...What can I do? How much is a new half shaft?

1970 Ford Capri
March 27, 2014
11:10 am
rustyrs
Eden Hills
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Hi Dawid,
Not good to hear. I think on the way back from the Small Ford Day we thought there was a wobble. Thought it may have been a wheel bearing....obviously not.

March 28, 2014
10:20 am
James N
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Hi Dawid,
If they are anything like the Escort ones (I reckon they would be the same only longer) the hub and the shaft are one piece. I had one on my car that was a little bit wobbly too - fortunately I had a couple of spares to swap out. My Uncle (Dad's brother) is a fitter and turner by trade and basically has his own machine shop set up in his shed so I was able to get him to check that mine were straight before fitting them. My dad just confirmed that he would most likely be able to straighten your wobbly one - he has all the gear needed to do it (and usually doesn't charge enough, Laugh ). Of course, the only problem is your Capri being off the road for a couple of weeks while they are being done but I can ask him next time I see him if you are interested.
I imagine replacements/spares are hard to find...

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