Will apoligize now for such a long post. But wanted to make sure I didnt exclude anything.Soooo
Sorry for such a long post
Have searched this forum but didnt find anything that was the same. Close so saved that, but not really the same. Most anything that sounds close is at higher speeds. Do sometimes feel a slight vibration at high speeds but nothing like this :
Started getting a shimmy in the steereing wheel at low speeds. Steering wheel would start to shimmy round 50K (30mph). But would then subside around 60K (40mph).
Took it to the shop hopin that was maybe a balance problem. Asked them to do that, but also look for anything else that might be the culprit.
Balanced and rotated all tires. Was told that nothing else was seen that could be the problem. Paid my 80 bucks (had oil, lube and filter as well), and left hopin to be happy.
Drove the car home and it was smooth as glass. I was ecstatic !
Almost forget to mention: Was unsure but believe that my front brake rotors may be slightly warped. Last brake job I did I had them machined to save a buck. The previous owner had put the hard compand pads on and the right side ripped the crap out of the rotor. Apparently the piston in that caliper has a sticky spot. But removed the piston and cleaned it off then switched sides with the machined rotors. That was about 8mths ago. All was well for about 6mths then started to feel pulsating. Assume the thinner machined rotors had started to warp. But had expected that.
Had too add that. Really dont want to miss anything. Want to give as much info as possible.
Like I said. Had the balance and rotation done and when I left everything was as smooth as glass. Even the pulsation from the brakes was gone. So I was Extatic!
But approx a week later started to feel the shimmy comeing back (at about 50K/30mph) but very slightly. And has since progressed to the same thing as before.
Couple things that I might not have noticed the first time but do see and feel now. Possibly cause Ive left it to feel it out:
Remember this is all at low speeds.
1) Shimmy in the steering wheel does not happen every single time I pull from a stop and approach 50k. Have to say about 80% of the time.
2) Have been feeling like the whole car is bouncing at times. Not that often but every now and then. This is also at low speeds.
3) Just noticed this a couple days ago. Might have been by chance that I was looking at my hood ornament as I was pulling from a stop and saw that my whole front end appeard to be shifting (shimmying) to the left and right. That also seemed to correspond with the sensation of the whole vehicle bouncing. That happens before hitting 50k/30mph .
Not very frequently does that happened though.
The bouncing sensation and the whole front end shifting does not happen everytime before the steering wheel shimmy. That is just something new Ive noticed that happens periodicly.
The steering wheel shimmy though is about 80% of the time when I pull from a stop. Like Id already said
But should also add that not as bad and sometimes not at all if I pull from a stop with some aggression.
Very slight vibration at high speeds but feel and see it all at low speeds. (allignment appears to be fine)
Sorry for the extended post but wanted to give as much info as I could. :drinker
Had a shop look at it and said they could see nothing else off. Read some of the other posts and noticed the same kinda response. And those where responses from actuall dealers. So thought I would give as much as I can.
Would like to know what I should start lookin at.
Does any of that sound like something inperticular ?