U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 06-23-2010, 08:00 PM
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
13,854 posts, read 17,553,442 times
Reputation: 34336


I'm hoping you guys can give me some pointers since I don't know much about cars and I don't want to sound like a complete idiot when I take my car in to the shop.
Over the last week or so my 99 lumina has developed a rough ride, feels kind of like I 'm driving on a wooden roller coaster track, with a strong pull to the right. Higher speeds make the ride rougher. The steering wheel jitters.
I haven't hit any potholes or run over anything lately, so I'm thinking it's probably not something as simple as an alignment, but I'm afraid to contemplate what it might be.
Anybody want to give me their thoughts on what else it could be be?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-23-2010, 08:58 PM
22 posts, read 55,186 times
Reputation: 25
i would do an alignment and tire balancing. won't cost more than $100 for both most likely. if that doesn't fix the problem check out your control arms, tie rods, wheel bearings.

also, look at the spot where the front axles connect with the hub, if that rubber boot has grease all over it or is ripped, you will need new CV joints/axles most likely.

start off with the small things first so you can eliminate those before panicking too badly.

good luck!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top