Question about 1986 Ford Aerostar
The tire balancing is most likely the issue. If it doesn't completly solve the issue or you notice the issue return after only a few hundred miles on new tires then the issue may be more serious. In my experience, a shaking and vibration in the steering indicates either a bad tire, (could be front or back depending on if it stops on a curve or when you hit your brakes) bad alignment, again front or back, if you determine that you have bad tires and the vehicle is out of alignment, and after you have it repaired, the same issue returns like I said after only a few hundred miles or so, or doesnt fix the problem at all, then you may want to have the CV joints or even the trans axle inspected, you may even have a bad ball joint, tie rod, or any number of worn or damaged joints in the steering. Usually places like BIG O Tire or Commercial Tire or any big named chain mechanic shop will do a free inspection of your drive train. However i recommend getting a second or third opinion as these shops are notorious for recommending things you dont really need so compare each shop to the next and last and ask them to show you what they are talking about. Even if you have no idea what you are looking at, this is at least a deterrent to shops "faking" bad or worn components and they are less likely to lie, or create dangerous situations and tell you that there are major issues when actually there are none. Also the issue could be Disks or drums that need turned. My best suggestion is take it to a shop and have it professionally diagnosed by an A.S.E certified mechanic
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
The vibration normally observed due to un-balanced wheels. wheel allignment and balancing will solve your problem.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
Jack up the vehicle ... take one of the front tires off.... roll it down the driveway and let it go... if it veers off in a crazy fashion one of the belts has shifted and the tire needs to be replaced... now do it with the other tire... replace if necessary.'
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Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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