94 New Yorker Steering Problem, HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ElGalanazo, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. ElGalanazo

    ElGalanazo Guest

    I rotated my 4 tires last weekend, and balanced the wheels that were on the
    back so I wouldn't have this problem, and now it shakes like crazy when I
    hit 70 MPH and also when I hit the brakes at around 30-40 mph. It feels like
    there is a "hump" on one of my tires, but I checked them and they seem fine.
    They still have about 70% life. Prior to the rotation, I did not have any of
    these problems, maybe wheel a little loose, but not the shakes, so before I
    go to the shop this weekend, I want to have an idea so I don't get ripped
    off. Thanks for your feedback.
    ElGalanazo, Jun 9, 2006
  2. ElGalanazo

    damnnickname Guest

    Maybe wheel alittle loose you say??? Do you mean now since you rotated the
    tires it may be loose?

    Glenn beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    damnnickname, Jun 9, 2006
  3. ElGalanazo

    ElGalanazo Guest

    No, Prior to rotating, it had a little play, but now is that plus the
    shaking.... Thanks.
    ElGalanazo, Jun 9, 2006
  4. ElGalanazo

    NewMan Guest

    It sounds to me like something else is wrong, and it just took this
    moment to show up. Kinda on the lines of if it aint broke, don't fix
    it. :(

    I would re-rotate the wheels back to their original positions, and see
    if the problem disappears. If it does, then my bet is that there is a
    problem with one of the wheels.

    If the problem persists, then it is not the wheels at all - and could
    be any number of things: ball joints, half-shafts, steering rack,
    tie-rod ends....

    And by your "a little loose" comment, I presume you are referring to
    play in the steering wheel! If your WHEELS were "loose", then this
    would most certainly cause vibration! ;)
    NewMan, Jun 9, 2006
  5. ElGalanazo

    Art Guest

    Did you get the front end recall done on that car? Call your dealer and
    find out. If not, you probably should have the car towed to the dealer to
    get it done unless you want real damage to the front end.
    Art, Jun 9, 2006
  6. ElGalanazo

    ElGalanazo Guest

    Hmmm first time I heard of this. I have not done any recalls. I'll look into
    it. Thanks.
    ElGalanazo, Jun 9, 2006
  7. ElGalanazo

    Art Guest

    Call a dealer with your VIN.

    Art, Jun 10, 2006
  8. ElGalanazo

    ElGalanazo Guest

    I checked on recalls, but I did not see none for this problem I was having.
    It was a matter of paying more attention to my car. I did not do any
    work/inspection on my suspension for the past 2 years, and I ended up with
    outer tie rods disintegrated, 1 bushing gone, the shaking of the wheel when
    I hit the brakes was caused by a worn out rotor stuck to the pads, all this
    plus the labor, aligment and balance cost me 500 dollars. Now I am not
    selling my car, I'll use it till the engine or transmission dies. Thanks for
    your inputs.
    ElGalanazo, Jun 11, 2006
  9. ElGalanazo

    Joe Guest

    I had a 94 LHS and it was never recalled. Not sure what that's about.

    I second un-rotating the tires. Put 'em back and see what happens. Also,
    consider that whoever balanced them could have made a mistake. You may have
    one that's badly out of balance.
    Joe, Jun 12, 2006
  10. ElGalanazo

    Joe Guest

    I mean, of course the front suspension was never recalled. It was recalled
    lots of times!
    Joe, Jun 12, 2006
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    Art Guest

    There was a recall to strengthen the front chasis. Dealers were instructed
    to install a large bracket because the steel could fail where front
    suspension parts attached. His symptoms as described was so severe, I felt
    the recall should be checked first with a phone call to the dealer. Of
    course normal rubber bushing wear and other front end parts wear also needed
    to be checked if the recall had been performed. But some people have had
    catastrophic failure to the front end if they did not have the recall
    Art, Jun 12, 2006
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    Art Guest

    Art, Jun 12, 2006
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