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Sloppy loose steering

2007 saturn vue, i slid on ice into curb hit right front tire,they replaced front reflex struts, rear reflex strut, labor for R&I or R&R front shock&/or stut assembly-both and same on rear, also cam and bot kit, wheel .. i then had 4 new tires place. it was stiff steering for a week, now loose and it seems front left tires wobble.

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First check the lug nuts... second, jack the vehicle up one wheel at a time move it every possible way while looking for anything behind it that might be loose.

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SOURCE: in 4 wheel drive front wheels wobble bad

i had the same problem,i endend up changing the hub bearings and ball joints and front u joints the main problem was the hub bearings

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SOURCE: starting at 65 mph steering wheel shakes. 4 new

could have bent rim,,even thow,,balance was done,,depends on how mush weight was used to balance?? rotate tires from frt to rear,,see if problem still exits,,ck bearing play,,hoped it helped

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Saturn vue 2008 shakes when driving over 70


A few possibilities (in order of probability):
  1. One or more tires out of balance (by far, most likely);
  2. Bad front suspension or steering component;
  3. Worn strut(s); or
  4. One or more bad wheel bearings.

Jul 29, 2014 | Saturn Vue Cars & Trucks

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Steering not responding well


Automobiles: 2006-2007 Ford Five Hundred 2WD & AWD, Montego

If the steering is getting a little hard to turn at low speeds, this would indicate a loss of Power Steering, and the steering is reverting to "Non-Power" steering, just like the days of the Ford Model T or Model A. Loss of power steering is usually caused by low level of PSF (Power Steering Fluid).
So first on my checklist would be checking the PSF level in the reservoir.
Also bleed (air) from PS (Power Steering) pump.

The Ford Five Hundred has front MacPherson struts, so check these for leakage (of the dampening fluid in the strut cylinder), or breakage of their coil springs.
These springs can actually weaken over time, but this is impossible to see - you must "feel" it by bouncing the strut up & down - preferably with your hands on the top of the strut tower in the engine compartment (rather than on the exterior finish).
If the MacPherson struts have weak/broken springs, these components are not separately serviceable, and the strut would have to be replaced as a unit (and preferably both left/right to maintain smooth/even ride).

The Five Hundred also has rear shock absorbers with springs - check for leaks/breakage/weakness here too.

Steering losing responsiveness/wander - checklist
Priority Action Part Type Cause
1 Inspect Rack & Pinion - Center Wear From Internal Fluid Leaking Around The Rack Piston.
2 Inspect Steering Stabilizer Bracket - Loose or Broken Steering Stabilizer Bracket.
3 Inspect Front Lower Control Arm - Front Lower Control Arm loose/missing bolt(s)
4 Inspect Front Lower Ball Joints - Front Lower Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose
5 Inspect Front Upper Ball Joints -Front Upper Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose
6 Inspect Tire Pressure - Tire Pressure should be 35 PSI for the Five Hundred and Montego's P225/55R18 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tires.

Harsh ride - checklist

1 Inspect Rear Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking.
2 Inspect Front Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking.
3 Inspect Coil Spring - Incorrect Coil Spring Selection or Installation.
4 Inspect Coil Spring - Coil Spring broken.

Dec 05, 2011 | 2006 Ford Five Hundred

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I have a noise coming from the left side front wheel are. It is a rattle - took it to a local Toyota dealership who said it was the steering RAC well that was a $1000 mistake because the noise did not...


1) Take car to non dealer shops willing to give FREE opinion

2) Not likely you have a shock in Driver Front wheel, more likely a strut. Not likely strut needs to be replaced, but strut has a STRUT MOUNT (3 bolts of which can be seen when opening your hood) below this it is connected to STRUT BEARING which below it connects to UPPER SEAT OF STRUT or SPRING INSULATOR, that if loose will rattle. Usually, shops will not tighten, because to tighten is same labor as replace the parts. (Since you already dropped $1000 on ToyotaDealer, ask them to tighten FOR FREE since rattle is still there.)

3) There is a part called a "link," connects strut to stablizer bar, that if bushings are bad will rattle.
4) If stabilizer bar bushing(s) bad, will rattle early on but eventually clunking
5) Bad ball joint or tie rod can rattle as well

Never permit any shop to do expensive work on your car w/o first getting a second opinion somewhere else first. Do not tell second shop that you are there for a second opinion.

Shaking steering wheel at highway speed, no braking
1) Bad tire in front, bad tires in front, verify inflation of tires
2) Wheel alignment may be out
3) Front suspension parts (mentioned several above)

Highway speed to suddenly braking shakes steering wheel
1) Front brake rotors need to be inspected for warping
2) Test calipers on empty road at 40 mph, going straight on very LEVEL ROAD, hit brake pedal SOMEWHAT hard while barely touching steering wheel. If car jerks to one side, instead of braking straight on, you may have a caliper, ABS, or brake fluid pressure regulator off.
3) If brake rotors are warped, may as well replace front brake pads at same moment. Use ceramic.
4) When you drive on VERY LEVEL road on highway, steering wheel must be centered, let go lightly of steering wheel. Did car stay in middle of lane? No? Get a 4-wheel alignment.

Sep 13, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Camry

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I slid in the winter with my passenger fron tire banginging against the curb. a noise started in that area. I was told that my rotor was loose on my 2007 pontiac g6. does that sound right?


The rotor is tight up, by 5 lug nuts. Tight up to 75 ft/lbs each lug nut in right sequence. I hope this will help, but you must have a bad knuckle bearing too. This can be repaired by changing the spindle only, but you have to remove the knuckle from, front suspension, and separate it from the strut.

Sep 09, 2010 | Pontiac G6 Cars & Trucks

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When is the recommended mileage to change the shocks/struts on my 2007 Honda Pilot?...currently about 45k miles...


HONDA Pilot struts do not require replace at specific mileage intervals or maintenance. Your vehicle’s struts should be checked annually. Struts wear out slowly and you may not notice gradual losses in ride comfort, handling and control. Excessive bouncing, rocking back and forth, drifting or nose- diving while braking, swaying, or cupping wear on the tires are some signs that your vehicle may have worn Struts. If you are purchasing new Struts for your HONDA Pilot consider premium Struts. Upgrading your struts usually improves overall ride quality, control and handling. Warn struts can increase the wear of tires, ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints. Some original struts may be getting weak after 40,000 or 50,000 miles.

Failure symptoms: Vehicle continues to bounce after hitting bumps in roadway. Front suspension dives severely during hard braking. Swaying or rolling when at higher speeds. Signs of oil leaking from the shock rod seal. Clunking and banging noises coming from the strut may be signs of internal shock failure or strut mounts.

Jul 22, 2010 | 2007 Honda Pilot

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Back right wheel tilts inward. strut broke or bent?


It could be a damaged strut but if it hit a curb it would more likely tilt out. Some of those had an eccentric bolt that allowed adjustment of the camber. Have a tire shop look at it and determine if a bolt has come loose and allowed it to slip.

Jan 28, 2010 | 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix

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When i hit the brakes or go over 60 miles the wheels will start to shake


It sounds like you may have more than one problem here. First I would investigate Front End Alignment and ALL Steering/Suspension components for excessive wear and/or looseness. Second I would Inspect the Brake Rotors and Pads for uneven wear. Third I would check the Tires for uneven wear and balance. Many things can cause these symptoms: Worn out Ball Joints, defective Shock Absorbers/Struts. Worn out Tie Rod Ends, Idler Arm, even the Steering Gear Box can be part of the problem. Brake Rotors and Tires can be out of Balance with either one causing the problem over 60 MPH. I strongly suggest having your vehicle inspected by an ASE Certified Front End and Brake specialist immediately. It is very dangerous to drive a vehicle with these symptoms.

Dec 12, 2009 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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SLID INTO CURB SIDEWAYS -- DAMAGE?


Front:
  1. May have bent upper/lower a-arm: used parts & Labor $250
  2. May have damaged splines on 1/2 shaft: new prts & Labor $400 (should be replaced in pairs)
  3. May have bent rim/hub : Used Parts & labor $200
  4. May have bent Strut Tower: New Parts & Labor $100 (should be replaced in pairs)
  5. May have bent sway or stabilizer Bar: Parts&Labor $200
Rear:
  1. Not too much involved in rear for these cars: New rim/tire Used for $75
  2. Bent upper/lower A Arm: $250
Civics are popular vehicles, and many new and used parts can be had on eBay or your local Salvage. Unless you specify, and they are willing, most repair shops will only replace with new parts, because they will not warranty the used ones.
Your bill could easily reach the point of totalling the vehicle. It may be cheaper for you to purchase another vehicle. Get a free estimate at a mechanic and weigh your options.

Dec 24, 2008 | 1992 Honda Accord

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Steering Binding


Is sound like u need to do a front wheels direction.take your machine to the closer garage.

Jun 24, 2008 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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