Need Help(Suspension problem)Steering wheel shake.

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  1. SirSpoolsAlot

    SirSpoolsAlot New Member

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    Alright to make a long story short, Ran off the road into a ditch over a year ago and the car has been sitting since. Im trying to sell it so Im gonna start working on it. I'll try to explain this as best as possible.

    2000 Grand Prix, To start off When I take off it isn't nearly as bad(but the steering wheel shakes way worse then out of balance tires, etc. @ low speeds) Say I get going about 40mph and it's damn near impossible to drive it's shaking so bad( and when I cut the wheel all the way to either direction something is rubbing) So where would you start ? None of the boots are busted but I'm kinda thinking I got a bad axle maybe bent control arm,but that wouldn't case the bad shaking right ? . Let me know what you all think.

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  2. rockstar b

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    Sounds like a bent wheel, honestly.
     
  3. alltracman78

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    Start by getting the wheels balanced.
    If one is damaged, it's possible to balance it out anyways, it just depends on how bad the damage is.
    You might want to at least stick your head under there and make sure you don't see any obvious broken/bent parts too.

    And once you get the wheels balanced, stick the 2 front ones on the rear.
    Less shake.
     
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    could be a wheel bearing too
     
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    most likey the window crank
     
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    out of alignment, wheel balance, possible damaged tie rods/bent rack.
     
  7. meervincent

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    id go with broken sway bar links
     
  8. Mr3GTP

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    Check your axle shafts & lower control arms.

    Also, jack it up (set the brake first!), put it in Neutral, and spin the front wheels. A bent rim will be easy to spot.
     

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