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Old 04 May 2013, 08:06 pm
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Default 2007 PT Shake front wheels at 6o to 68

Got a 2007 non turbo automatic for our daughter. It shakes in the steering wheel at 60 to 68 mph (feels side to side to me like bad axles.) I have had eight different front wheels and it has new Michelin tires on it (same ones used on my other two PTs and all are fine). Balance is not the issue, bent wheels are not issue. I balanced all eight myself at our shop. Put new axles in and it did not fix it. Sent old axles in for reman and they did not fix it. None of our other three PTs do this even with screwed up wheels and tires on them. All mounts and torque struts are good.

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Old 04 May 2013, 08:55 pm
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Maybe you need a new steering wheel

Or at least get a foam cover over it to absorb the vibration
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Maybe you need a new steering wheel

Or at least get a foam cover over it to absorb the vibration
Or just fix it. This is always been tie rods, inner or outer. In my experiences.
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Old 04 May 2013, 09:37 pm
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Thanks. Tie rods, ball joints, lower control arm bushings, sway bar end links, all good or new. Bearings fine.

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Thanks. Tie rods, ball joints, lower control arm bushings, sway bar end links, all good or new. Bearings fine.

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Alignment, if the wheels are in perfect parallel they will vibrate a speed. They should have a slight toe out. Not enough to cause ware just to keep them from resonating sorta speak.
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Thanks but we run an alignment shop and all is perfect. It is the kind of shake you get when the inner CV joint is bad. Feels as if the engine is beng pushed side to side, not front to back. But, when running the wheels in the air at speed, it does not do it but then again, it has no load on the chassis either and the angle is not the same on the axles.
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Thanks but we run an alignment shop and all is perfect. It is the kind of shake you get when the inner CV joint is bad. Feels as if the engine is beng pushed side to side, not front to back. But, when running the wheels in the air at speed, it does not do it but then again, it has no load on the chassis either and the angle is not the same on the axles.
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If every thing is perfect then there is no problem. You have eliminated every thing in the front end. So something can't be as perfect as you think. I don't think it's the axles. It's in the geometry somewhere.You will have to go over every aspect again and examine what is different than the other pt. Compare the differences in the alignment. Then try to duplicate it and see what you get. Let us know what the out come is.
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Voe; Is the engine positioned correctly left/right? The half shafts might be hitting the tranny and binding slightly. --- Indicate the hub diameter where the wheel fits over.
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Grab the tierod and yank it up and down. Mine was bad but trying to wiggle the wheel to check it like normal didn't show it
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Default Re: 2007 PT Shake front wheels at 6o to 68

Have you checked the Rotors ? One could be warped causing an un balance at certian speed . that was a problem I had on my Jeep G/C .went over a railroad track about 45 and had a hard time keeping it straight. Slowed down and it would go away. Mine was from over tourque of Lugs . What about the bolting flange of the Wheel itself could have a slight twist or lug holes .
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