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Re: Bad vibes
On May 21, 3:13pm, Chris Newbold wrote:
> Subject: Bad vibes
> Given a cold car and a cool, rainy day (wet roads and
> damp car) the steering wheel will shake, as if the front
> wheels were badly out of balance, when the car is
> driven at about 63 MPH. The shaking will last anywhere
> from 10 sec. to several minutes, and then subside, not
> to return until the car is cold again. If I speed up
> or slow down, the shaking increases (or decreases) in
> frequency slightly, but vanishes below 60 or above 65.
My bet would be that it has something to do with
your CV joints. Last year, I had a rock (or something:
I never found out) caught in the CV joint which
got in their via a ripped boot. The symptoms were
identical to what you're describing except that they
occurred at lower speeds, too. By the time I got the
car into a garage, the symptom was *gone* without a
trace. I made sure the joint was OK and replaced the
boot -- no problem in 18 months or so.
A fellow netter ( I forget who it was) also described
a similar problem that he had at the time: water would
freeze inside the boot and cause all sorts of problems --
and disappear completely when it got warm. I doubt if
it's that cold this time of the year (don't know where you
live, though), but it's another data point.
Hope that helps!
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