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Old 17-Jul-2007, 03:49 PM
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cant figure out whats wrong.

Alright. So I have been noticing this problemfor a while now and its only getting worse

When I accelerate the car tends to move to the right or left, but when I brake the car goes to either the right or left with a shake in the steering wheel.

I just got back from mechanic, and he test drove the car but still didnít know whats wrong with it.

He said it cant be balljoints or wheel bearing because it doesnít have any sound.

I did alignment like 2 weeks ago and my brakes were done last summer and they are still in good condition.

What could it be?
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 04:58 PM
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The shake in the wheel is almost 100% brake rotors. As for accelerating, Id still say front end.
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 05:52 PM
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The braking sound like warped rotors. The acceleration just sounds like normal torque steer.
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 06:01 PM
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with low pro tires the car tends to follow the road a lot more too. especially under acceleration on uneven floors.
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 06:05 PM
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Re: cant figure out whats wrong.

Originally posted by rema


He said it cant be balljoints or wheel bearing because it doesnít have any sound.

What kind of mechanic is this? did he check the balljoints? it doesnt have to be making sounds to be bad...
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 06:21 PM
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I told you its your wheel bearing..
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 06:23 PM
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btw..

alan noticed you have cupping on your tires, that's also contributing to the vibration of the wheel.
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Old 17-Jul-2007, 08:03 PM
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shaking in the steering wheel isn't always attributed to warped rotors. A rusty hub will cause the rotor to sit unevenly and result in the same symptoms.
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Originally posted by Cablerat
shaking in the steering wheel isn't always attributed to warped rotors. A rusty hub will cause the rotor to sit unevenly and result in the same symptoms.
Didn't know that. Good piece of information.
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