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Old 06-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Steering / front suspention Question?

I have a steering shake/wobble at speeds of 60 mph + that I cannot get rid of if my life depended on it.
Car has new:
outer tie-rods
Tires and balance
drop links
struts

Still have a horrible shake/wobble on the highway and its super frustrating.

Ok, here is my question.

when I jack the front left of the car up(keep in mind the other right side is planted on the ground) if I grab the wheel/tire and jolt it back and forth left to right(like checking tie-rods) the steering wheel will move about half an inch left to right also.

Keep in mind the other side of the car is on the ground so the other tire is not moving whatsoever or able to move.

Is this normal?? Or is there slop in my steering components and I need to replace something? Outer tie-rods are brand new.

I just want this thing to ride smooth on the highway finally. The shaking sucks.

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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needs an allignment?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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I have Not gotten an allignment yet. The car does not pull one way or the other.....seems to ride straight when I let go of the steering wheel.

I just checked power steering fluid and none is showing up on dipstick ...... goona add some I guess and see what that does.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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I have Not gotten an allignment yet. The car does not pull one way or the other.....seems to ride straight when I let go of the steering wheel.

I just checked power steering fluid and none is showing up on dipstick ...... goona add some I guess and see what that does.
The P/S dipstick on my car was dry as well, but it only took ~1oz. to come up to proper level. Be careful not to overfill.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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Have you lifted the car up to see if you can shake the wheels? Could be you have a bearing or bearings that are going.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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Had the same
One of my wheels lost the balance weight
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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I filled up the PS fluid and now it is much much better!! no more shaking and feels much better when hitting bumps.

I think I did overfill the reservoir though .......... How bad is that??

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