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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Shaking!!

I researched the 7 pages of threads for "steering wheel shaking" and read about 15 different threads kind of like my problem.

I have a base model cobalt with 17's, eibach sportlines, steering rack spacers and a camber kit.

When I got them done it shaked a slight bit.

I live in a new area with a good amount of bad roads and pot holes.

A month later

When I was driving back home I noticed my gas and brake pedal was vibrating a good amount at idle or when I was accelerating. My steering wheel is also shaking too, more than it used too.

I cant tell if my rim is bent or what, I dont have the resources to check at home.

When braking I cant really tell a difference.

I have around 48,000 miles on it.

Engine sound, I cant remmeber what it sounds like but now its a loud ticking sound.

So gas and break pedal is vibrating and steering wheel is shaking.
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Feel the tires or look at them even. If one has a broken belt you shoul be able to tell a that can cause pretty bad shaking. Or an out of balance wheel

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Not sure why it would be at idle though.
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Hopefully. I dont want a bent rim. You think it could be my CV axle?
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I'm not sure I understand your problem!!! You say it shakes at idle and then you wonder if it's the rims or axle. If it shakes at idle it has nothing to do with the suspension or drivetrain. I would look at motor mounts if engine is running OK.

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I see that you're already receiving helpful feedback; if you were to decide upon getting anything checked out at a dealership, please let me know as I am available to assist in any way I can.

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I see that you're already receiving helpful feedback; if you were to decide upon getting anything checked out at a dealership, please let me know as I am available to assist in any way I can.

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I did think about going to a dealership but I don't know since I have a couple of aftermarket parts on my car. Just simple ones. I do have a 100,000 mile warranty.
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I did think about going to a dealership but I don't know since I have a couple of aftermarket parts on my car. Just simple ones. I do have a 100,000 mile warranty.
I certainly understand; a general rule of thumb with aftermarket parts is that technically any one of them could void warranty coverage, however I have seen cases where a dealership service department will first determine if the vehicle concern is potentially due to the aftermarket parts before denying warranty coverage.

It is certainly up to you; I hope you feel no pressure from my end, I just want to offer my assistance in whatever way I can should you decide to go in.

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I was also gonna say check motor mounts
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I was also gonna say check motor mounts
How can I tell its the mounts? What could make it go bad?
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The best way to check. Would be watch the engine while you have someone rev it. If if moves a lot then mounts are bad.

Here is a video of bad mounts. notice how the engine is trying to jump out.

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