The grocerygetter needs worked on!
I love this sight. I have gone through many of the messages posted trying to find the ones that pertain to my 3 problems. I have got some of the info., and I think it makes sense, but let me give you the full jist to see what everyone thinks.
I have a 95 SE Bonneville; about 91K miles on her. I noticed about 9 months ago that the steering column shakes mainly once I hit 55-60 MPH. It does get worse when the speed is increased. I had a balance, rotation, and alignment done-1 about 8 months ago and a 2nd last weekend. I go to school about an hour away so I travel on the interstate, and I feel the exact same things-nothing has fixed this problem. The steering column shakes and I had a mechanic ride with me so I could show him what the heck it was doing. He did see the shake and felt the right, front passenger area shake in the floor board. At first all the mechanics told me that everything was fine-man were they blowing me smoke. The tires are fine-round with no bumbs.
The second problem has to do with the oil gauge. I did read some posts, and mine does the same. When it has warmed up-even after an hour or two, the gauge bounces all over. Well sometimes it stays above 40, other times it is in the read, and at other times the gauge bounces from red to 40-50. I did have the sensor cleaned, but it hasn't fixed the problem. Is this how these cars are supposed to operate. I saw many posts for this same problem. One of the mechanics said that if the cleaned sensor, and an oil change didn't fix the problem-they suggested replacing the oil pump.
Last problem-the car idles really rough. I had a tune-up done, but it just sounds like the engine is resltess and I feel it in in the steering column as well. I feel a rough vibration in the steering column at rest.
I had all these problems fixed or replaced twice and the problems still exist. So, before I take it in again, and they charge me to tear the car apart, I want to make sure or at least have other ideas and possiblities of what the problems might be...so I can nip this in the bud because the car is starting to scare me when I drive home on the weekends to see family and friends.