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Old 05-01-12, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel shake, under load, while turning.

Sorry guys, I searched but couldn't find a definitive answer on this and maybe there isn't one, but...

The front wheel on my 91 LS feels loose, shimmies, whatever, while accelerating into a turn. My dealer suggests replacing the axle "first" (i.e., they're not sure what's wrong).

Any suggestions? They've inspected the front end and this is what they've come up with.
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It can be a axle or a bearing, jack the car up and check for play @ 12 & 6 than 3 & 9. I there isn't any play replace the axle.
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hey just a quick note that wouldnt be a buckled rim would it i had something similar to that and thats what i found just an idea of a possibility (for steel rims)

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The dealership jacked the car up and tried to replicate the problem but without a load, the test came up empty. They said the only apparent issue is the excessive play in the axle. I'm going to give them the green light to replace it tomorrow and only with an OEM axle. I'll let you know what happens and thanks for the comments.
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Sounds like an axle to me
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The new axle did the trick. No more wheel shake!
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i searched on here, havent found anyone else with just shaking under acceleration that was unbalanced wheels. is there anything else i could look at while removing the wheels? I had the same problem because I'm an idiot and forgot to tighten my driver's side lugs enough. I re-tightened them and it stopped shaking, but then they came loose again. It turned out I had to get new studs because they were stripped.

I'm just happy my wheel didn't fall off. Make sure your lugs are tight again. Your studs could be stripped and your lug nuts could be getting loose again. It could be dangerous!
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It's really good to know that your problem is resolved. How much did the new axle cost you? I am facing a similar problem with my Honda, and my mechanic is suggesting me to go for a Used Axle. Would it be feasible to buy a new axle or get it replaced by a used part? Please suggest.
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If money isn't a problem for you go with an oem, I had similar problems and went to a pick n pull for a used axle, only costed me 20 bucks and a lifetime replacement used axle from the yard if it fails. haven't had a problem since
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