Originally Posted by whitecrystal1
The vibration issue I was having is 99.9% better. I know now these tires are the problem for sure. The vibration that I felt in the car, floor and seat are totally gone. The shimmy in the wheel at 70 is now at 60 but if you didn't know it you probably wouldn't even feel it and it no longer pulles to the right. These tires are original from 2002, they have good tread but they are old and some new ones wouldn't hurt. I'll wait a while on that for now though.
After driving the car more I found I was wrong with my post above thinking it was better at that time. I went back and told my dealer it still was felt through the car and not just the wheel. They checked the wheels again and found I had one bent rim. So I replaced it along with all the tires. At this point I don't think the tires were the cause anymore but I just want to have then ruled out and get it fixed. The new rim (and tires maybe) did make a difference but it'* still somewhat noticeable.
Also I can't believe it. The steering noise is starting to come back
It hasn't been driven more than 2K miles since the repair. I have read some post where some of you had it come back but I just had it fixed and it'* already doing it again. It starting to do it with the wheel being turned to the right again. Only difference now is I can't make it do it like before. It seems to only be doing it in reverse backing up with the wheel being turned to the right, as I'm backing out of a parking spot.
I talked with my dealer about it today. The thing that sucks the most is when they replaced the gear (rack) they had my car for 3 or 4 days. And on the third visit on the vibration issue they had my car another 5 days.
Vibration fixed http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=87973
Warped rotors were the cause