Cadillac Deville 1996 front end waddles at slow speeds.
Problem began with left front separating tire. Tires replaced with new. Front end still waddling some. Left front tire balanced and problem dissipated some. Problem showed up again. Had car safety inspected, It passed while the front end was waddling at slow speeds 8 mph to 28 mph. Had front end evaluated and left fron tire was re-balanced. Slight vibration noticed following balancing. Took the vehicle back for further evaluation, 3 techs at Big O Tire stated all 4 tires were balanced at 0. They stated I should see a transmission shop to evaluate cv axel?????? This vehicle has been driven gingerly, original owner, has 52,000 original miles on it. At nearly 35,000 miles I noticed the front end made some noise when turning right or leftcorners at slow speeds. Of course Cadillac techs could not find anything wrong with it under waranty. Could this be an exention of that problem. The front end of this Cad is heavy and care at every dip is taken. It is the only thing I do not particularly like about it. Otherwise it has been a good vehicle. Does anyone out there know of other problems with the '96 Cad. Deville that seems to be a flaw in the design or maintainence? Is there a web sight for this info that is good to review?
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It sounds like you may have a bad set of wheel bearings on one side or the other.which would mean you have a bad cv joint or one that is going bad. you may want to try to figure out which side the wobble is on and inspect that side.i suspect its going to be the side where you had the problem with the tire.
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Check your strut mounts, and front struts, my 2004 cadillac deville did the same thing between 67 and 75mph and after time it shook between 58 to 80mph, and it was the front strut mounts were egged out, and front struts were weak. I had my tires balanced, wheel bearings replaced, and it didnt help.
OK, I would change the tires if I had vibrating in the front end after all of that work.
Have the wheels/tires spin balanced in the front and have the tire tech check for out of roundness as it spins on the electronic balancer.
I wouldn't be surprised if the tires were out of round.
I usually recommend Goodyear or Michelin tires with an A traction and A or B Temperature rating and a long treadlife warranty (60,000 mi. or above) to get a rock solid feel in the front end at all speeds.
I just solved such a problem on my 1997 Cadillac Deville Limousine which had used Goodyear Integrity tires and replaced them with new Goodyear Assurance Tires which solved a front end and general body vibration at highway speeds.
Good luck on getting new tires for your vehicle, and hope the shakiness goes away!
on the wobbly have the tires inspect for posible broken belts, or rotate the tires and if gets better that means you have broken belts on one or two tires and need a new one, and on the poping just have it inspect for an auto repair, you can fin one here for your area in the home page just look for services and type your zip code