Patrol Wheel wobble

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 12:47
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Whilst reading the Lonards site showing the holed Patrol piston, I read the following

The Patrol wheel wobble is well known and after many attempts the underlying problem is still undiscovered. The steel wheel rims are the most probable cause but we come across loose front wheel bearings and scarcely grease packed bearings often on near new vehicles.

When ever I have had a problem with wheel wobble, believe it or not, it was due to water retained in the gap between the rim "flange" and the inner part of the wheel. The Patrol wheel has a substantial resevoir in there and once centripetal acceleration is strong enough, the water is held in one spot and causes a wobble- happens after washing the car usually.
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Reply By: Flamelily - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:03

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:03
We had the wheel wobble problem on a new GU 1998 Ti Patrol. Nissan changed the tyres 7 times and alloys 4 times. Eventually, Nissan replaced my vehicle at 17000km with a new GU 1999 Ti. Nissan tried everything to fix the problem and their after sales services was excellent. It is an unsolvable and inherrent design fault. I sold my 1999 Ti and replaced it with a new 2000 100 series. What a massive change. The 100 series is just "BETTER". I now own a 2003 V8 Sahara. Best 4wd I have owned.

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Reply By: jorgejhandal - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:06

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:06
can you give me the website to see the piston, mine recently had that same problem, want to see idf its the same pattern mine is a 2003 65k patrol
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:02

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:02
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Reply By: Big Woody - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:14

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:14
I did absolutely everything in an attempt to stop my GQ Patrol wheel wobble.
After completely rebuilding every single suspension and drivetrain component in the front end, fitting aftermarket alloy rims, replacing pan hards, body mounts blah blah blah........... the list goes on an on.
I finally solved the issue.
I sold it and brought another Landcruiser. I have never had the problem since.
I'll never know really why I crossed over in the first place but AHHHH it sure feels good to be home again.

Brett
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:29

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:29
I bought my GQ at 265,000km and now it has done 307000.

In 42000km I have not experienced a wheel wobble whatsover and have done extreme muddy water treks.

Must say I dont wash the truck that often.

I have the Nissan 3 spoke alloys and they are OK.

I also have a set of steels and even after bending one last year, there is still wobble.
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Reply By: Member - Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:52

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:52
Hi David,

It did not seem funny at the time but since I hit a good size kangaroo at speed and bent a few things underneath, the Nissan Wobble is gone.....hahaha.
True story, no uneven tyre wear since the accident so I have not fixed anything and the wobble has gone???? don't ask why as I don't have an answer.

Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 07:52

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 07:52
Trevor you should patent that and market the idea. You'll make a fortune.

Brett
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Reply By: crfan - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 00:28

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 00:28
Hi DavidO one some early leaf sprung nissans the caster angle would get of wack and mack them wobble like a shopping trolley the fix was (From a Nissan Mech but denied buy the dealer was to put wedges und the front springs between the diff housing and the springs)Funny thing was when asked were to get the wedges from he said Toyota have them.(about $40 for the pair from memory)
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Reply By: KM_Gadjit - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 09:35

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 09:35
Same wheel wobble as the rest, in my GU Ti. Nissan tried many times with springs alinement and all there other bull dust to no avail. New tires failed and then my local mechanic did a rear wheel ballance. **** Bingo **** Nevered suffered again. Sonds simple but true in this case.
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