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Wobble whilst driving

I've just come back from a run out in by face-lift model 916 Spider (Sept 04) and whilst driving the wheels would suddenly flick from side to side independently of the steering wheel - not enough to be dangerous, but unnerving nevertheless. It was particularly noticeable when accelerating away from a junction - it would do it within 50-100m of being stationery. I have been unable to simulate the condition by waggling the steering wheel. Anybody got any ideas?
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Wobble while driving

Certainly not torque steer, but the bushings idea looks sound.

The feeling is as if the wheels have come loose from the steering rack for the merest second - and then its ok.

Thanks for your suggestions
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Check your tyres as well. I had the same symptoms recently and it was a tyre with the plies separating inside the tyre. Only felt at slow speed, and felt a lot like "tram - lining", with the steering wheel slowly oscillating left, right, left by a few degrees. Can be serious at speed but the bother is, it could not be felt above about 30Kph.
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