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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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For a few months now, my drivers side floor board and the steering column has been vibrating pretty hard.. What could it be?
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For a few months now, my drivers side floor board and the steering column has been vibrating pretty hard.. What could it be?
Have you balanced your wheels lately? is your steering wheel itself also vibrating? If so is it an up/down vibration motion or like more of a circular cockwise/counterclockwise vibration?
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the steering column in cobalt is bad , I had read on the internet tons of people problems with the steering column on their cobalts - Take it to the deler and let them fix it , I think they know prety good about that problem .

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I agree with the out of balance thing. you get a pretty nasty vibration
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yeah i have no idea.. but the vibrating goes up an down and like side to side.. it's pretty bad.. my husband thinks its the rack & pinion.. has anyone had to replace that?
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& yes the steering wheel vibrates
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For a few months now, my drivers side floor board and the steering column has been vibrating pretty hard.. What could it be?
I kind of have the same problem. my column shakes side to side. I found out that when im in a gear (manual) that the problem almost goes away.
But i also my whole front end of the car shakes coming to a light, and im pretty sure my brakes are warped. Don't know whats the cause of the steering shaking. might call the dealer ship once it opens



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I kind of have the same problem. my column shakes side to side. I found out that when im in a gear (manual) that the problem almost goes away.
But i also my whole front end of the car shakes coming to a light, and im pretty sure my brakes are warped. Don't know whats the cause of the steering shaking. might call the dealer ship once it opens
That sounds like warped front rotors and unbalanced wheels. The OP's issue also sounds like unbalanced wheels rather than a steering column issue.

Check the wheel balance first before you tear the steering column apart.


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& yes the steering wheel vibrates
when do you get the vibration.
When you apply the brakes?
just casually driving?
or all the time?
I called the dealership and talk to a service rep. Asked him about both yours and my problems and he said it all rotors causing it, they are warped. you have the ability to get the "re surfaced" but its not worth the price. Just buy a new set, think about ones better than oem. (i will)



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cmeredith0, how many miles are on your car? My front rotors were warped within 10,000 miles and the dealership resurfaced them for free. My rear brake pads and rotors were also replaced under warranty at 13,000 miles. SS/TC braking system FTW.


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