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While following wifey home from the shop, where we got the posi and axle bearings done, i noticed the 'pumpkin' seems to be "shaking" up and down.
I though all that would now be cured with the new axle (the old one was worn in half! by a seized bearing.......
Guessing it's the rear shocks (never been changed)
How much trouble is relpacing them?
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Sounds like a tire balance problem to me....



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Take it back to the shop and say that it's shaking. See what they do. I agree, if it's pogo-sticking on a smooth road, probably tire imbalance. Shocks are a half hour job...super simple.
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actually the pass. rear wheel was wobbling......
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Was it bent or left loose????



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it's on there tight.............must be bent.
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Bent axle flanges are really, really common with these cars. One curb hit will bend the axle flange. Remove the wheel and check the flange for run-out. It could just be a bent rim, but personally, it always seems to be an axle
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