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Old 01-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hey guys im new here, i have a 98 pontiac trans sport. We had a huge snow fall and i had the death wobble. I cleaned the underneath with water no snow or ice. After that it had no wobble. Now it goes fine till it hits around 65 there is a slight wobble. When i let off the gas it goes away right away. Checked everything behind the wheels and passengers side tie rod is loose which it was before the snow. What can it be?
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Hey guys im new here, i have a 98 pontiac trans sport. We had a huge snow fall and i had the death wobble. I cleaned the underneath with water no snow or ice. After that it had no wobble. Now it goes fine till it hits around 65 there is a slight wobble. When i let off the gas it goes away right away. Checked everything behind the wheels and passengers side tie rod is loose which it was before the snow. What can it be?
Also wanted to say that the abs light is on and i can press the pedal pretty close to the ground. The brakes work and everything there are no leaks anywhere.
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I would have to say i dont think it has anything with the tires or rims. If it did it should do it all the time. Maybe one of the half shafts. Is damaged or going bad. Is your awd or just fwd?
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just fwd but the wheels would wobble from that? And then go away when i let off the gas? I had a ford aerostar that had bad drive shaft and it just made noise but thats all
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just fwd but the wheels would wobble from that? And then go away when i let off the gas? I had a ford aerostar that had bad drive shaft and it just made noise but thats all
also no winding noises no clicks when turning nothing just wobbles little when i hit about 65 and up
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I was saying i doubt it a balance issue normal that happens all the time dosent matter if your on the gas or not. The only part that really has a change in torque is the shafts. Im not saying that thats whats wrong. Just a idea.
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Half shaft is what came to my mind also. Possible hub/bearing- but no wining noise which is typical of a defective hub/bearing.
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you said your tie rod is loose why wouldnt you think that would cause it
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Half shaft is what came to my mind also. Possible hub/bearing- but no wining noise which is typical of a defective hub/bearing.
I'm taking it for a free front end inspection I'll keep you guys posted
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