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Shimmy on front when accelerating of my 2006 pt cruiser

When taking off from standstill and you get up to 20 miles an hour, there is a shimmy that seems like it is coming from front passenger side tire. All tires have been balanced and when following with another vehicle, the tires do not wiggle or seem un-balanced. The shimmy goes away after getting up to or around 25 miles an hour.

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  • tdmasoak May 25, 2009

    its a not turbo with 39,000 miles 4 cylinder

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    check your cv shafts or other wise halfshafts.

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Yes this is either a tie bad tierod end or ball joint

Posted on May 25, 2009

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Check the control arm bushings, they are common to wear out and have known some cases where they needed to be changed at 20,000KM, mine. Must of been a bad supply that year, other then that check the common things like the idler arm, tie rod ends and engine mounts.
Not sure how many miles on your PT but I found some seam to be built better then others. I had a PT turbo and it was in the shop more times then the good driving weather here in Canada.
Good luck and hope this helps and I hope it's not the transmission slipping from 1st to 2nd if it's an auto.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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    Harvey N Tawatao May 25, 2009

    Engine size doesn't matter, the suspension is the sake as the non turbo and turbo. Just look for any worn parts as i mentioned above. Keep me posted and be glad to help you out oh an almost forgot, check the power steering fluid. it could be a little low and the torque steer could be causing the shimmying. 

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