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My Fleetwood Brougham wobbles down the road (much more noticeable at low speed) and the steering wheel seesaws. I'm diagnosising that as a bent rim up from.

These wheels can't be unbent, can they? Where do I find a replacement? The only ones I found on ebay were a complete set for $2,000 or so. I just need one wheel in driver condition.

THANKS!
 

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Not sure about the replacment, but I do know from experience, that you can get the same exact action from a bad tire. My 75 was doing the same thing only in the rear. I would have sworn it was a bent rim, as a matter of fact I was in search for one. Then one of my front tires came apart so I went and had a set put on all the way around.....smooth as a button now. Good luck with what ever it is.
 

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Didn't even think about that.

I'll have to look at the tires more closely.

thanks
 

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yeah my tire guy said that mine had seperated pretty severly. I wasn't REAL obvious until he pulled it off the car and took a close look at it.
 

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A 15" alumininum wheel with a 70 or 75 series tire is just about impossible to bend. My bet is on a separated belt on a tire, or worn steering (center link or idler arm).
 

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Simply jack the car up and spin the front tires by hand. Its a failed belt in a tire I'm guessing.
 
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