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Old 01-23-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hi new to the form I have a 1994 SSE Bonniville 210,000 miles.My car about a week ago started shaking around 40 -50 mph I thought it was a miss so i changed the spark pugs and wires still shaking.I took it to the auto shop they said it was the rack pinions or rack pins? said it would be 360 dollars to fix with 2 new tie rods does the price seem kinda high and do you think it will fix it .
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40-50 sounds like it could be a torque convertor lockup problem...

but once it locks up is where ignition problems show up...

can u describe the shaking more?
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they said it was the pins at the end of my ingnition said it would be 360 dollars to fix with 2 new tie rods
Something is a little unclear here. Pins on what ignition? And how do tie-rods fix it?
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I have a minor minor shake at that speed, but I am the only person that can feel it......
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Yes, ignition has nothing to do with tie rods.

If the problem is indeed the tie rods, are they saying the inner or outter tie rods. Pricing changes depending which ones are bad. As well you will need an alignment the moment a tie rod it changed. The alignment should be included for that price.
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tires have a lot to do with that. how old are your tires? could your tires also be frozen in one spot? there is just too many easy things that involve shaking imo
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tires have a lot to do with that. how old are your tires? could your tires also be frozen in one spot? there is just too many easy things that involve shaking imo
However he mentions he took it to a garage and they diagnosed it as ignition tie rod issue. Which makes about as much sense as a muffler bearing going bad. Since we all know muffler bearings are warrantied for life.
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if the problem was the tires it would shake all the time...

i would say the tires/wheels could be out of balance but since they said it was worse when turning i'm thinking it is a tie rod or front end problem of some kind...
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Hey everyone. please read the post.

" took it to the auto shop they said it was the pins at the end of my ingnition? said it would be 360 dollars to fix with 2 new tie rods does the price seem kinda high and do you think it will fix it ."

Mechanic diagnosed it. We are merely holding to get clarification from the poster.
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if the problem was the tires it would shake all the time...

i would say the tires/wheels could be out of balance but since they said it was worse when turning i'm thinking it is a tie rod or front end problem of some kind...

i had a problem like that too at a high speed, turns out it needed a front end alignment and problem was fixed costed about 130 with balance and tire rotation good luck!
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