WHAT IS WRONG WHEN THE CAR STARTS TO SHAKE WHEN IT REACHES THE SPEED OF 70 ?

JAMES48
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Asked by JAMES48 Oct 28, 2007 at 07:17 PM about the 2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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littlehorn
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Could be a lot of things. Wheel balance is often an issue -- have tires balanced and alignment checked. Could also be loose tie rods, sway bar bushings, etc. Could just be the fact that it's a Neon, they drive a lot rougher than other small cars, not knocking them, just that they seem to have more vibration and road noise than similar vehicles.

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JAMES48
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Thankyou littlehorn JAMES48

momdawg
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WOW - this is shocking; I have a Neon that shakes, more like about 45 mph. Gesh there little horn it's not the tires or balance we just changed the transmission/motor mount BUT... maybe you are correct it is a NEON after all.

dodgeme
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I have seen this before look at your cv shafts for missing/damaged balancing weights Most speed limits are 65mph max that i've seen.

Erin Garber
25

Most if not all Neons start to shake when you reach 70 mph. As long as its not a really bad shake, you should be ok.

Nick Stentiford
5

It's a very common issue with Neons and is commonly called the "70mph Shake" for obvious reasons... Sometimes it's all the thing listed above, but more than likely it's a bad suspension bushing. They tend to rot out very easily. Prothane makes aftermarket suspension bushings for many vehicles including the Neon.

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