Symtoms: shakes violoently at 10-15 mph and then less in the upper speeds. hear a thumping noise when driving (only audible at lower speeds when your head is out the window). Left front tire has bad wear on the outside of it. Can shake the right front wheel. Bleeding red and black.
The first symtom was the tire wear. So i had an alignment done on wed. I knew it needed one after my struts were put in cuz midas never did. that was 2000 miles ago. About a week ago i noticed the thumping and car shaking. Now that the alignment has been done the car seems to shake more, and the car pulls to the right much more than before. When i jacked up the car to show my dad the tranny and oil leaks, he shook the right front tire and discovered that the tie rod is loose, on the gear box side. Shouldnt the alignment dude have seen this? Do you guys think getting the tie rod fixed and a wheel balance all around will solve the car shaking problems? i know it wont do anything for the pulling to one side, ill need new tires for that i think. im a student, so if its new tires, then ill be going on one of those no-food dietsfor a while :(
The tranny leak was new to me when the alignment guy brought me down in the pit and showed it to me. It appeared coming out of the CV unit or something like that, oppiside the boot side, ie tranny side. But today when i jacked up the car, i wiped my fingers across it and it was dry. confusing
. the oil leak id been wondering about for years now, and he showed me that it was coming from the oil pressure sender unit. im not worried about that though. do seals on that part of the tranny fail often?
thanks for you guy'* imput,
1999-2007: ___1988 Bonneville LE LN3 (Vin C) @ 273,000 miles
and still going strong (<-Faded sun fried grayish ie needs paint)
2007-Present: ___1993 Bonneville SE L27 @ 210,000
Speeding around So Cal (<-Beautiful Forest Green)
Mods: Sylvania Silver Star headlamps. Remote start system with pageing device. K&N air filter. Tranny Cooler. High-flow cat with Magnaflow muffler. Full Class II hitch setup.