Question about 2007 Kia Sportage 4x4 V6
The front right tire locks up & jerks the wheel from your hands. (25 mph +) It is random when it happens. They have replace a sensor twice with no luck. Any clue?
SOURCE: front end vibration
It sounds as though your car has two seperate problems. The first problem with the vibration that goes away when you let off the gas pedal is caused by a bad INNER CV joint. It only vibrates when you are accelerating because that is when the joint is under stress. Your vehicle has two axles, each with an inner and an outer joint. My suggestion is to have a competent shop determine which is the bad side and replace the entire axle. The second vibration which occurs at any speed is most likely cause by either a bad tire, or a bent rim.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
most likely there is a small hole or crack in the tire, and when you drive the rubber gets hot and losens up allowing the hot air inside that is expanding to escape. my recomendation is to replace the tire. better safe than sorry when it comes to tires. good luck to ya
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
since you are getting your car aligned make shure that they check the constant velocity joints.....
when these are bad...what you get is a vibration in one o both sides, also you might hear a tapping sound when steering.
Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: Car jerks to left w/no warning
My opinion, not a good car. But that is a different story. It would be easiest to bring the car in for an alignment. The technician will tell you what the car needs to do the alignment. But if you want to do it yourself then you will need to inspect all the steering componants (tie-rods,struts, lower ball joint, wheel bearings, brakes, wheels, tire wear,tread pattern, and tire pressure, and lug nuts (loose or overtightened). Good luck.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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