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Front end "shakes" at 90mph and higher speed

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by crazy horse, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. crazy horse

    crazy horse Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    On my '88 Mondial the front end starts shaking enough to make me want to slow down at around 85-90 mph. Do I need my wheels balanced or the front end aligned ? My car has only 7000 miles on it and never was in an accident. Thanks for any advice.
     
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  3. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    Aug 3, 2002
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    That's usually a wheel balance issue, rather than alignment, especially on a low-mileage car.
     
  4. LT-1

    LT-1 Karting

    May 13, 2005
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    Only 7,000 on the car? How old are the tires and how long does it sit?
    I bought a restored Porsche 356a years ago, everything had been gone thru on the suspension, but I had the same experience as you. At about 75 mph the front end would shake (more so than usual for that car). It turned out that the car had sat in the same spot for so long (previous owner) that the tires had distorted.

    I would start with balancing.
     
  5. Maltp

    Maltp Rookie

    Jun 14, 2005
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    just CHECK FO tyRes AND and GET them BALAnced YOU SHould BE OK.
     
  6. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

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    Tie rod ends if your wheels are balanced. Check for wheel bearing play too.

    Ken
     
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  8. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Check the lug bolts.

    Yeah I know it sounds silly, but a fews years ago someone had the wheel come off his 355, after it and just come back from the DEALER.
     

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