Question about 2001 Cadillac DeVille
Recently the water pump way replaced along with the thermostat. About 3 weeks later it started to shake as if it could be a tire however rather than replace tires and the issue is not resolved I have no clue about anything dealing with cars. What is the most likely source of the problem?
W age of car..mounts probly worn as well as steerin parts . If shakes wile drivin then tires or balljoints bad..this can b dangerous..u can buy good used tires but b joints can collapse rite on interstate. Seek an old school mech and not a dealr
Posted on Jan 31, 2019
Is the engine shaking.....or the car shaking when you drive it? If it's the car shaking when driving then it's likely tires at fault...BALANCE.
Posted on Feb 02, 2019
Is the steering shaking ?
wheel balancing of tyre or
Side wall of a tyre .- may look ok but if tyre is old but not worn on the tread a situation I have had is the steel belt separates from the rubber in the tyre and the side wall of tyre bulges. this causes a really good vibrate of the steering wheel.
Back shocker absorbers or leaf springs in rear. check if back of car is lower than it should be.
cheap option to try is to swap the front tyres with the back tyres. A tyre place could do this for you if you are not confident in doing this . it is known as tyre rotation .
Posted on Jan 31, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the ball joints and cv axles this could cause the car to shake violently and most tire stores will check them for you for free.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
SOURCE: front end shaking
I had the same problem on a 2003 Kia Sedona where the front end would vibrate excessively while accerating at freeway speeds. Over time it got worse and was noticable at lower and lower speeds and while just maintaining speed, but went away when I took my foot off the gas.
It turned out to be the inner CV joint on the passenger side. You can check for this by grabbing the inner and outer half axels with large vice grips or slip-joint pilers and turning them in opposite directions while listening for crunching or "loose parts" noises.
The CV is sold with the axle so I just bought the outer half axle for $80 (which has the inner and outer CV joints attached) and replaced it. If you do it yourself, make sure you have a ball spline fork, a hub puller tool, and a big torque wrench for putting the bearing assembly back on. You can rent these at AutoZone.
The bad CV joint also caused the bearing to go bad. It had burn marks and made a grinding noise while turning. It was very hard to get out, so I had to take the assembly to a machine shop to have it taken out and the new one put in. $35 for bearing and $30 for machine shop work.
After repair, I took an 800 mile road trip that weekend with no problems other than barely noticable vibration from the driver side at 70+ mph. I figure vibration was so bad pre-repair that it messed up something on the other side as well, so I'll check out the driver side bearing and CV when I get a chance.
Posted on May 05, 2009
could be a bent rim ? have you changed the universal joints? how about the tie rods and stabilizer bar
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you very much, i will do this first thing. i have had several people look at it , and of course they have told me it was not the tie rods,i knew"
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