Hi i have a daewoo espero, recently a rattle appeared in nr side front suspension. this has now developed in to a full on wobble of the steering wheel when traveling over 30 mph although it does not do it constantly, but rather when going over slightest bump in road. i have changed bottom ball joint that has helped the rattle sum but thats all. help!!!
I would look at changing out your bushes. do both sides as if this happend on the right you can bet your bottom dollar that the left will soon go as well. While you are at it check your shockabsorber mounts.
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Some one didn't do a very good alignment. If it was done recently, you may won't to take it back. Unless you been hitting some major pot holes. Vibration that comes and goes like that is usually tire balance. Might want to have the suspension checked. But they should have done that before the alignment. You can't align a vehicle if it has bad tie rods, ball joints or struts.
a vibration felt through the throttle pedal would suggest to me a suspension issue , these type of symptoms are sometime hard to trace but your doing the right things ,make sure the new tyres are balanced correctly and i'd have the steering tracking checked at the same time, it could be drive train related but i'd get the suspension mountings/bush's , top/bottom ball joints , even engine mountings checked as your feeling it through the pedal , how is the steering, is it affected by this vibration? keep me posted if you wish
Hi Mikey. Take the vehicle for wheel balancing and alignment. Get the technician at the centre to inspect the steering and suspension linkages while he's doing the alignment, but I think wheel balancing will sort out your problem. Regards John
First rule out broken belts or bent rims on the tires. Jack up the front end and spin each tire by hand. You are looking for side to side wobble to indicate a bent rim and you are looking for a bump or bulge to appear in the tread, indicating a broken belt. Then jack up one side of the truck so the suspension hangs loose ( jack on the frame).Get some one to rock the wheel back and forth at 12 and 6 o'clock on the tire. Look for movement in the control arms, at the wheel its a ball joint. The whole control arm, it's the bushings. Make sure they put some muscle into the rocking. Next get them to do the same thing at 3 and 9 o'clock. This will check tie rod ends, pitman arm and idler arm and drag link. There should be no play anywhere. I suspect you will see some movement when you do this because my suspicion is the holes in the drag link are worn oval. This would allow movement but at the same time everything seems to be good. It might be wise to take it to a shop that specializes in fronty end work.
after you have changed the control arms on the front suspension did you send it for steering geometry ( tracking )? If not,then the problem you have is your front steering alignment is out and that's why.
Hi Daewoo Espero has a design fault on it steering. The fire on most of these cars crack where the steering goes through the bulkhead into the engine compartment. This results in the steering become sticky and later fails. This can be seen on right hand drive models by standing at the right wheel and looking to the left of the brake booster. You will see a rib section (below the break booster) running from the middle of the steering bulkhead to the inside of the left mud guard. If you let some one turn the steering wheel and this is the fault you would see that the rib has a crack in the corner where it meets the inside mud guard member. You will actually see the rib moving away from the inside mud guardin the corner where these two meet. I hope I make sense my English is not very good. This is a very serious fault and will cause your steering to fail. Hope this helped. Albert Glover Durban South Africa Tel +27(0)842088024 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vibration at 40 mph hard to diagonisis without looking at front end. Could be wheels need balancing, new wheels and rims. Loose or worn suspension items.
Bring vehicle into a tire and alignment shop. Most Sears auto center have them.
With regards to rubbing noise again hard to diagonisis without looking at the affected tire, probably a splash shield hitting the tire in reverse.
Alignment shop will find the problem.
Your front tires could be out of balance, or out of the round. Have it balanced.
Shock absorber and /or suspension components worn or damaged.
Lose or worn out steering parts.
Doe's do it when you braking.