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Old 03-20-2012, 08:28 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Hello.
I got new tires and aliment done. When i hit about 50MPH i get a slight steering wheel shake, but it tends only to happen if im in gear and slightly accelerating. If i go neutral, shake goes away.

Bad ball joint i assume? Anyone pitch in?
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Might want to supply more info about your Max. Is it 5spd auto or 6spd manual?
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:08 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Originally Posted by Kontra-vers-E View Post
Might want to supply more info about your Max. Is it 5spd auto or 6spd manual?
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Could be bad CV axles. I had that happen to me on a road trip. Accelerate=shake, coast=smooth. Just give your CV boots a quick look.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:28 PM   Thread Starter #5
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Could be bad CV axles. I had that happen to me on a road trip. Accelerate=shake, coast=smooth. Just give your CV boots a quick look.
Weird. All boots are fine, no leaks. Although the passenger CV joint closer to the trans was busted but Ive fixed that up...
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Hmmm...what about wheel bearings? Have you checked for that?
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Weird. All boots are fine, no leaks. Although the passenger CV joint closer to the trans was busted but Ive fixed that up...
Take it back to the shop and make them check the balance on the tires dude. I will not be surprised if something is wrong there.
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Def have that tire balance checked. are you hearing any sounds?
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Def have that tire balance checked. are you hearing any sounds?
No abnormal sounds in the suspension department.
Il take it back to the shop tomorrow, see if they find anything. The shop i go to is alright, honest and been using them for more than 5 years.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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Mine did that, turned out to be a bad wheel bearing.
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I was always taught to replace axels in pairs. They said that the new axel will put more pressure on the old one. How true that is i do not know but its what i was taught just like the 3,000 mile oil change rule. In your case i am leaning towards that you have a bad axel which would be the side you did not replace already.

I just replaced axels in my aunts dodge van and it was doing the same exact issue. I check them by eye at first and they did not have torn boots and looked fine. After doing some reading and speaking with other mechanics with more years under them than myself i replaced the axels and problem solved.

The forums are great for research and if not for member Mr Dolla ( aka BIG HOMO ) i would have been stumped on alot of things. He has taught me alot as well as others on this board.

btw a bad wheel bearing will produce a hmmmmmmmmmmm noise that will get louder the faster you drive.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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I was always taught to replace axels in pairs. They said that the new axel will put more pressure on the old one. How true that is i do not know but its what i was taught just like the 3,000 mile oil change rule. In your case i am leaning towards that you have a bad axel which would be the side you did not replace already.

I just replaced axels in my aunts dodge van and it was doing the same exact issue. I check them by eye at first and they did not have torn boots and looked fine. After doing some reading and speaking with other mechanics with more years under them than myself i replaced the axels and problem solved.

The forums are great for research and if not for member Mr Dolla ( aka BIG HOMO ) i would have been stumped on alot of things. He has taught me alot as well as others on this board.

btw a bad wheel bearing will produce a hmmmmmmmmmmm noise that will get louder the faster you drive.

Thanks and good luck

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You know I was kinda thinking about that when I replace one wheel bearing. Why was the other still good? Does the "replace both of them" apply to wheel bearings too?
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My father always told me to replace the wheel bearings in pairs too...
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I replace ball joints , tie rods , bearings , axels and pretty much anything that has a pair on the other side of the car in sets.

Not being a ass but would you replace just 1?

shock / strut
Brake pad
rotor
endlink
spark plug

Its more for piece of mind because normally one part does not cost much or justify not spending the extra money for piece of mind that both sides are new and completed as a " set "
They were new sets when the car rolled out of the plant so it makes sense to me to keep that going. Last thing you want to say is oh shit the axel on the " other " side just crapped out. I knew i should have changed it lol
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