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when traveling along on the main road velicle will start

to wander at around about 40/50 mph and it take some controling to get it under

control just for a short period and then it's back to normal this may happen

a few times in a long run.

I don't think it is quite right this is my first 4x4 and every thing look allright.

Regards Jas

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when traveling along on the main road velicle will start

to wander at around about 40/50 mph and it take some controling to get it under

control just for a short period and then it's back to normal this may happen

a few times in a long run.

I don't think it is quite right this is my first 4x4 and every thing look allright.

Regards Jas

I had this for a while after I was fitting new tyres. I had (borrowed) Michelin 4x4 tryes on the front, and a brand new set of AT2's on the back. Really bad weaving especially on the slow lane of the motorway where the roads were rutted by lorries.

I think there were 2 causes (1) the tyre pressures in the back were too high and (2) the tyres somehow didn't match.

After this trip (to Wales from Scotland), I fitted the new AT2's to the front as well. I also noticed that the rear tyre pressures were too high.

After that it stopped weaving!

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when traveling along on the main road velicle will start

to wander at around about 40/50 mph and it take some controling to get it under

control just for a short period and then it's back to normal this may happen

a few times in a long run.

I don't think it is quite right this is my first 4x4 and every thing look allright.

Regards Jas

Most likely suspect in my experience is worn panhard rod bushes. The panhard rods purpose is to locate the axle in a fixed position relative to the chassis. Tramlining and tyre pressures will be felt like this only if the panhard rod is loose or bushes are ubered. Replacing these bushes is relatively easy and cheap if you do it yourself. An easy check (with the aid of a helper) is to get under the front of the car whilst partner wobbles the steering left and right (engine off). You will soon see if there is play at either end of the rod.

The only other suspect (which i am taking care of on my own car this weekend) is the upper/lower ball joints on the steering knuckle. That looks a slightly tougher job to do but it does look doable.

Cheers

Andy

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