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Hi All, My Defender is stored in a Barn and was accidentally knocked by a Loader on the front Bull Bar last week. I didn't know this but took it out this morning and when I git up to about 40 - 50mph it started shaking really badly - very unnerving. Front wheels wobbled quite a bit. Am I correct in assuming that the blow that it took has dislodged or popped a Bush on the steering or something similar? Any pointers would be appreciated. Cheers

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Have a look underneath to see if there is anything obviously bent, like the drag link. If both the front wheels are wobbly then it's unlikely to be from the wheels themselves, more like a bent rod. Jack it up and have a feel around.

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I thought that wheel wobble at higher speeds was caused by wheel imbalance?

l drove  a Fiesta last week where the steering wheel shook quite violently in your hands at speeds over about 35 mph

As the front tyres were nearly bald l told the owner to get two new tyres, this cured the fault completely 

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Thanks Guys, it wasn't shaking before - did a 100 mile trip in it two weeks ago - was fine. Smack on the Bull bar (side not front and hard enough to bend the bar slightly. I'll jack it up tomorrow and have a look around. It definitely has started since the smack.

 

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made mistake

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