Rear tire wobbling

Tiny
REVEYLESLYE72
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  • 2006 PONTIAC GTO
  • 6.0L
  • V6
  • MANUAL
  • 146,000 MILES
In the rear my tire wobbles when going slower speeds. I have replaced the brake pads, rotor together.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 10:31 AM

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Tiny
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You'll have to inspect this rather closely to see if the wheel is wobbling too, or just the tire. Jack that tire off the ground and support the car with a jack stand so it's safe and solid. Spin the wheel by hand and watch the tire tread to see if it has what looks like a tumor or raised area, or if the tread squirms back and forth sideways. If you see that, the tire has a broken belt and must be replaced. This happens most commonly to tires that are near the end of their tread life.

If this problem started right after the brake parts were replaced, suspect the rotor or wheel is not seated properly, or a piece of rust or other debris got caught between the hub and rotor or between the rotor and wheel. With either of these, you'll see the lip of the wheel move in and out as it rotates. To be able to feel this at low speeds, it would have to be bad enough to be easy to spot. A bent wheel will cause this too.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 AT 5:10 PM

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