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Steering wheel and floor shake when under load

Car has been damaged n/s front wheel area before I bought it but was fine for 14000 miles. Just put it on ramp and it looks like strut, driveshaft and bottom wishbone have been replaced with second hand bits and wondered if perhaps bits could have come from a manual gearbox model as when I removed cv boot [this seems to shake a bit when driven on ramp] it looks like driveshaft is too short as bearings are nearly coming out of the cv housing.

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    Car is Freelander 2 Auto. Reg 2011



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Sounds like driveshaft to me. Had same symptoms on a golf, replaced driveshaft with new one, no more shaking or vibration through car. Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 15, 2013


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The shimmy is mostly likely being caused by one of two things either your alignment is out or one of your tires is bubbling or warped take it to Les Schwab and ask them to check it. I had the same probelm years ago when I had my Civic, for example I had driven on snow chains on bare ground for one too many miles and caused channels to form in the shape of my chains on the tire which caused a biggggggg shimmy. Live and learn I was only 16.

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SOURCE: cv boots need repair work & bearings need grease packing.

I would strongly suggest you replace the whole cv joint. If it is clicking then the joint is worn out. Driving it with no grease will cause the wear to increase and become a hazard. The joint could break and you will be out alot more than just replacing the joints now.

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SOURCE: severe bearing noise from front wheel bearing/cv

you have to replace bearing and hub as a have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .

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SOURCE: 2006 Saturn steering wheel vibrates/shakes when coming to a stop.

your brake rotors need to be turned down. you need to check the brake pads while your at it. if they are thin. change them and pack the bearings while there out. and change the inter greace seals. then your good for another 50 - 70 000 miles. also ask them to pull the rear drums and check for wear. they call it free inspection. this is sometimes caused from water splashing on hot rotors, makes the brake pedal to pulsate...

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SOURCE: screeching noise from wheel area when driving slow

could be the brake hose collapsing from the inside....lets fluid go in to piston,but wont let it back out,so caliper sticks and drags on rotor....

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