glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri Jan 23 19:00:51 PST 2015
Not jack it up? Are you crazy? That sounds dangerous - get in there!
That said, - yes. One possibility is that a tie rod end or ball joint let loose. If i interpret correctly you heard a pop and then it got all wooley, and the wheel apparently moves enough to damage the sidewall. It would explain much. But for heavens sake - do the research!
On Jan 23, 2015, at 9:10 PM, Vincent Gelinas <vrgelinas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, all! Patient is a 2004 A6qA with about 139k. 3.0 gas V6.
> Good news! My car passed inspection and I have a sticker!
> Bad news! On the way home, something in my front end started squeaking, there was a soft pop going around a curve, then my steering wheel started oscillating violently, so I limped home. There was a lovely popping and grinding as I took a right onto one road and again on to another, and when I got home, my right tire has massive cracks in the sidewall - though it still holds air.
> I have no idea what happened. It was a little ponderous around the road before that, especially around the corners.
> Any ideas without me jacking it up yet?
> Sent from my iPhone
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