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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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So I wasnt sure where to post this, but at 70+ mph my car is kind of hard to control, it vibrates pretty good and pulls to the left a bit. I can feel it throughout the whole car, not just the steering wheel. If i have to brake hard for some reason, the whole car shakes pretty good. Just a bit of extra, my car is totally stock, with 38,xxx miles and as far as I can tell was taken extremely good car of by the previous owner.
Does anyone have any kind of suggestions as to what could be causing this?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 11:47 PM
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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That could work, isnt he a pittsburgh dude?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 06:23 AM
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Have your rotors turned. Mine was doing this same thing last month. My pads were fine so just had the rotors machined and now its nice and smooth with no pull at high speeds.

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mine was doing this vibration was tires were worn really bad
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Tires can also do that when they start going bad.



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my silverado was doing that. one of my rear brake cylinders had froze up which caused only one side of the rear brake pads not to extend out which warped the drum. after have brake cylinders replaced and the drums turned it drove perfect again.
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After checking the tires, my front tires were a bit low, so it drives much better. They are pretty new, look like walmart clearance tires lol but theyre in good shape. The roads here are crap so i dont think the ride is going to get much better but thanks for the suggestions.
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Yep. My car starts shaking when my passenger rear gets low.


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