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    Front passenger side wheel issues ??

    Did some research on this and I'm taking it could be a couple things but just wanted your guys opinion as well... My 2004 wrx has been pulling to the right now for some time and when I'm going over 50 mph and say I'm getting off on a on ramp off the highway and hit the brakes I get a vibration and almost feels like my damn passenger wheel is gonna fall completely off... Or say when I'm going over 50 or 60mph on the hwy and make a left turn I get that same vibration feel... Just wanted some more input. Thanks.

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    Could be a multitude of things. Worn suspension bushings (lateral links, trailing arms, control arms, etc.), alignment out of spec (which could be cause by those bushings)...vibrations are generally caused by worn wheel bearings or warped brake rotors or something like that.
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    If it's pulling to one direction, alignment would be the first thing to check...I would think. If you go to a shop they can check your alignment and your tire balance as well as check for a damaged tire/wheel. Also while you're up on the rack they can inspect your bushings etc.

    If it's not the things above, I would say it also sounds a lot like a wheel bearings could be worn, but I would do the simple things first making sure it dosn't just need an alignment or new tires or something.

    Right now you can go outside and jack the car up and see if you can "wiggle" the wheel. If there's play in the wheel that's not from the steering then that's an indication your bearings are bad, also does the car "hum" when you're driving?..going up and down in sound frequency as you accelerate and decelerate?

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    There is no humming or roaring at all that's one of the first things I checked and listened for.. It's for sure got some kind of alignment problem... But the whole vibration when going above 50mph and slowing down or turning left is what had me a little confused. And get this just on my front passenger side wheel it's like there's wayyyy more brake dust and dirtiness than any of the other wheels... ??


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    Well then you certainly have a seized or warped rotor.
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    That's what I was thinking plus I've had some other people tell me that as well... Just didn't know if that would be causing a vibration. Thanks for the info.


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    Rotor is warped, therefore it is spinning erratically...the same way an unbalanced tire would. The rotational mass not being balanced would cause the vibration.
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