Question about Pontiac G6
I have a pontiac g6 and the front end began shaking slightly about two weeks ago, I was told I needed a wheel allignment. When I took the car in for a wheel allignment the mechanic said that a piece at the end of my steering shaft is gone, and that is why the car is shaking. While leaving the shop the front end started shaking really bad where you can barely drive it. Is this a common problem with these models and how much am I going to have to pay to fix it.
Posted by Anonymous on
Any car with a steering ball joint failure will shake
it is less than a hours labor plus parts
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: front end shaking
I had the same problem on a 2003 Kia Sedona where the front end would vibrate excessively while accerating at freeway speeds. Over time it got worse and was noticable at lower and lower speeds and while just maintaining speed, but went away when I took my foot off the gas.
It turned out to be the inner CV joint on the passenger side. You can check for this by grabbing the inner and outer half axels with large vice grips or slip-joint pilers and turning them in opposite directions while listening for crunching or "loose parts" noises.
The CV is sold with the axle so I just bought the outer half axle for $80 (which has the inner and outer CV joints attached) and replaced it. If you do it yourself, make sure you have a ball spline fork, a hub puller tool, and a big torque wrench for putting the bearing assembly back on. You can rent these at AutoZone.
The bad CV joint also caused the bearing to go bad. It had burn marks and made a grinding noise while turning. It was very hard to get out, so I had to take the assembly to a machine shop to have it taken out and the new one put in. $35 for bearing and $30 for machine shop work.
After repair, I took an 800 mile road trip that weekend with no problems other than barely noticable vibration from the driver side at 70+ mph. I figure vibration was so bad pre-repair that it messed up something on the other side as well, so I'll check out the driver side bearing and CV when I get a chance.
Posted on May 05, 2009
That and other bushings and idler arms worn. I would suggest a free inspection somewhere for them to show you what needs repaired.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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