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Old 01-03-2007, 05:36 PM   #11
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well I guess a better way to descbride it would be like a shuddering feeling in the car through the steering, almost like the steering is loosing it'* power and sort of a clunk noise, nopt very loud, but not like a strut bearing (like with my last car). The tires are new, but there is some bad vibration, not in the steering, but with the ride itself especially around highway speeds.

Also, the steering shows some looseness, like in a parking lot at speeds under ten, when you turn the wheel one way, and then the other, there is a slight clunk/looseness between direction changes.
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LOL yeah... i musta missed that one

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This sounds like a wheel bearing. Pick the car up and feel it out.
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tomorrow i will jack the car up and shake the wheel

1.) Could it be warped rotors? I know at speeds over 70 the steering shakes, especially when you put on the brakes.

2.) There is also a humming at cetrain speeds, liek a rubbing sound coming from what sounds one of the rear wheels.

3.) Another thing, when the car is off and the steering is locked, is the wheel supposed to move when you try and turn it? Mine feels loose
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Tawas? I used to live in Oscoda.

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1.) Could it be warped rotors? I know at speeds over 70 the steering shakes, especially when you put on the brakes.
Warped rotors are common, but you should feel a pulsing anytime you use the brakes - shouldn't be intermittent. You might want to have a good look at your steering/suspension components while you have the front end in the air.

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2.) There is also a humming at cetrain speeds, liek a rubbing sound coming from what sounds one of the rear wheels.
Might as well raise the back while you have the jack out and have a look back there.

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3.) Another thing, when the car is off and the steering is locked, is the wheel supposed to move when you try and turn it? Mine feels loose
Some movement is normal. Excessive movement could be a sign of something loose or worn in the steering column under the steering wheel.
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Really? that'* awesome, I go there every week for classes at huron shores on the base
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sometimes, when i am making right hand turns while going under about 20 mph, I get this weird loose/vibration sensation from the front end, and through the steering wheel. A good example is when I am turning into my driveway, and when i turn the wheel, it feels like i am driving over gravel or some kind of grate. the steering is straight when driving on the highway.

possible power steering pump hose?

UPDATE 1/19/07 : ENDED UP BEING THE WHEEL BEARING RIGHT FRONT! Just thought I'd let everyone know in case they were experiencing the same problem
Thanks for letting us know what it was and for adding "Fixed! " to the topic title. Makes this topic helpful for the next guy doing searches.
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