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Shakes over 65

SuburbanSaireezSuburbanSaireez Member Posts: 1
edited March 2016 in Chevrolet
Bought this beauty and it had worn tires. I think ok that's the shake. Buy used but brand new looking tires (all I could afford) shake IMPROVES but only slightly. Have all wheels (aftermarket 20's) balanced and checked for warping etc. Again very little improvement. Second tire guy checks and balances again and checks tires for flat spots and such. Says they're fine. Replaced ball joints. Again very little improvement but it DID stop popping and clicking when I turned the wheel...Next step for me is U-joint. I know a mediocre amount about cars...what else can it be? Some one said worn shock bushings? I noticed a thread where the 2007s were having trouble but this is a few years older and different body style so..any help appreciated!
Oh and shake is mostly in seat now where before ball joints it was in steering wheel mostly. It almost seems intermittent at times??


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Vibrations can be tough to track down because the entire car can transmit them. But sure, a frozen u-joint or a driveshaft out of balance (balance weight fell off, or someone re-installed it incorrectly) can cause this. Driveshafts can be balanced by a specialist. The fact that you feel it "in the seat of your pants" suggests it is not front end related. Also don't discount a vibrating exhaust system.

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