Front End Problems

When To Replace Shocks and Struts

I have a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder with approximately 203,000 miles. How do you know when it is time to replace the struts and/or shocks? What are the symptoms? I hear thumping and thudding sounds near my front tires. Can this also be a symptom?

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2001 Toyota Rav 4 – Front End Alignment Problem?

My daughter drives a 2001 Toyota RAV4. Friday she cut a curb too close and I think she hit a storm drain cover that was jutting out. The right front tire blew out and the rim had a cut place in it. A local tire company put on a new tire and indicated on the invoice that they also balanced the tires. The only problem is that the steering wheel is not straight. If I put it in the straight position, the car veers to the right the same side as the blown out tire.

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2005 Mercury Sable – Car and Steering Wheel Shake While Driving

Last week, I purchased a 2005 Mercury Sable LS 4-door sedan. When I drive and stop it at the traffic, I feel the car and steering wheel shaking a little from side-to-side, as if I am riding on a rock or something bent.

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1998 Ford Escort – Front End Shakes While Driving

I have a 1998 Ford Escort. The front end is shaking and making a thumping noise when I go over a bump, especially during city driving. What could be causing this to happen and what do I need to do to fix the problem?

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2002 Ford Mustang Wheel Locks Up

I have a 2002 Ford Mustang. When I make either of the right turn, my right wheel locks up.

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By January 25, 20070 Comments Read More →

1991 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck

I have a 1991 Ford Ranger Pickup with power steering and manual transmission. I have two problems, which maybe related. First, my truck pulls to the left. I have new calipers/pads, drum shoes/hardware/wheel cylinders, antilock valve, new tires, and verified the alignment.

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By January 10, 20072 Comments Read More →

2000 Ford Explorer Sport Front End Shakes When I Hit a Bump

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer sport. Everything seemed fine, except last night, when I took it for a spin around the block, I noticed that whenever I turned, I felt a pretty good vibration/shaking on the front of my truck.

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By November 27, 20060 Comments Read More →

2002 Acura Shakes When Engine RPM gets High Between 3000 and 4000

I have Acura 2002 with 93 K miles on it. It runs perfect and there is nothing wrong with it. But recently when I start to run my car, It shakes a little bit. I have noticed the my RPM goes to 3 or 4 and car shakes a bit and then as soon as it changes the gear, Car is runs fine. Don’t know what is wrong with it. I have heard about you and was wondering if you can tell me why all this happening and what I need to get fixed?

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By September 28, 20060 Comments Read More →

Oldsmobile Intrigue – Vibration is a Bad Tire or Bad Strut?

I have a 1998 Olds Intrigue. I put new tires on it about 6-7 Months ago. After having my tires rotated recently I started having a vibration from the front left wheel area. I put new brake pads and rotors on the front end but that did not help. I finally figured out that I had high-low spots all the way around the inside edge of the tire. I went back to where I got the tires and they replaced the tire and that solved the problem. They said that I most likely have a strut going bad on the rear of the car since that is where the problem actually occurred and then was transferred to the front when I had the tires rotated. I talked to a mechanic that told me that sounds like it was just a bad tire. Will a bad strut cause this problem, or did I just have a bad tire?

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By September 27, 20066 Comments Read More →

4X4 Jeep Cherokee Noise In Front End – and Tires Are New

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4X4. It has 107K in it. Ever since it passed the 80K mark, it has developed a hum in the front end that has gotten worse and worse over time. I recently had 4 new tires put on and I had the u-joints replaced in the front end when they put the tires on. It improved the noise slightly but obviously that wasn’t the problem. Any suggestions on what I should try next? thanks

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