Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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This is a relatively new condition with the car. When the car exceeds 70 MPH the front end starts to shake (feels like it is originating from the passenger side). It has been checked by a mechanic three times. The tires have been rotated and balanced, and I have also had a front end alignment done. Nothing has helped, and the mechanics who have looked at it cannot find anything wrong with it. I am concerned this is a precursor to a more serious problem. Since I commute to work, I would like to be sure the car isn't unsafe to drive.

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Your front tyres are deformed and i suspect that you live in a hot sunny area and even changing the front for the rear tyres will not cure it as all four tyres are sun damaged ,they appear ok but they are not when you spin them you will notice they go up and down and from side to side although they look like new or their is a slight bulge in the tread face .Happens all the time here in spain with cars left in the road all day

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I'm assuming that the entire suspension and the shafts have been checked. If that's the case then it's a sign that the bearings in the hub of that wheel are worn out and beginning to fail. Yes, that is a dangerous condition, they must be replaced.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

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