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I feel like something moves under the front end when I take off or stop?

I have just replaced inner and outer tierods, cv axles and front wheel bearings. I have a really bad shimmy at around 50 mph. I checked the rims no excessive heat.

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Look for wheels balance, tire out of round
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SOURCE: 2005 chevy impala car vibrates bad at 50 and above

poss broken belts in tire(s) shocks

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sounds like a possible wheel bearing issue or brake pad issue!!! i would definatly have this looked at, but in the meantime, make sure that it isnt just a backing plate contacting the rotor ...hope this was helpful!!

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SOURCE: hi my name is scott,, i have a 2002 chevy express

could be your tires or maybe a u-joint

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WHEEL BEARING USUALLY STARTS MAKING A ROARING TYPE NOISE WHICH USUALLY GETS LOUDER THE FASTER YOU DRIVE, SOMETIMES THEY WILL BE LOOSE , TO CHECK JACK UP THAT WHEEL AND GRAB TOP AND BOTTOM OF TIRE AND SHAKE, IF THERE IS MOVEMENT, TRY TO GET SOMEONE TO ROCK TIRE FOR YPU AND WATCH WHERE AXLE GOES INTO CENTER OF BEARING AND SEE IF AXLE IS MOVING WITH TIRE MOVEMENT AND SPINDLE REMAINS STATIONARY, THEN IT IS BAD BEARING, OR SOMETIMES THERE WILL BE NO MOVEMENT, THEN BLOCK REAR WHEELS AND RUN CAR WITH THAT WHEEL IN AIR AND SEE IF YOU HEAR NOISE, GOOD LUCK.

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mcdevito75 here, With the tools, jcks, and machine shop needed, this job is for a repair shop, shop around for a good price.

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Do the following job at your own risk.

- Place the car on a level floor.
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A visual inspection of the axle and CV joints, and to check them for play may show the problem location. You say the sound stops while execlerating, this means that the power from the engine is removing the ability for the loose part to "rattle" around. Most of the time this is a CV joint.

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