I need some advice, I own a Pontiac Bonneville 2001.
A week ago, at higher speeds my car vibrated when I slowed down. (from 90km to 80km)
My friend told me to change my rear brake pads & rotors, which I did. Another friend of mine told me it was my driver-side outer tie-rod, which was replaced, but it continued to vibrate.... I took it to the garage and they told me I needed to change my right control arm. (which was also replaced)... However, I gave it a test run and I still had little vibrations (but not as much as before) However, the car vibrates around 80km and kinda smooths out at 90km ... Also, my car seems to pull to the right more. (This time, I need to keep my hands on the steering because it pulled more whereas before it pulled little, I do have wear on my outer front tires)... Also lately, I can hear a sound like creaking from the steering when I turn right and little when the steering wheel goes back straight. (on mostly right turns)... In addition, I do know I need to change my back air shocks/struts (don't know what they are called)... What, I am wondering is, the noise I hear in my steering wheel can it be any indication that possibly something else is wrong with my front end... Such as, problems with my inner/outer tie-rods, ball joints, rack & pinion? How can I tell if any of these are bad? or does it just need an alignment? (along with new tires?)
I appreciate any advice and I hope how I explained the problem was understandable. Thanks