what's causing my car to rattle and shake?

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Asked by Aug 31, 2012 at 03:21 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car shakes slightly when driving. feels like i'm driving while the wheels are not tightened on. when i'm braking, i notice it shakes some along with a rattling noise. when i'm driving 25-30 mph, i feel like i have a bump in a wheel. you ever seen a bike wreck and the kid goes home with his bike tires bent up. that's what it feels like. when i'm going 70-75mph, it shakes violently, but no noise.  i have new rotors and brake pads. don't need brakes. what's going on?!

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3,705

have you gotten new tires? because if the tires need aligned it will shake at certain speeds. may want to check into that.

565

You may need new tires. If they are fairlyy new they may need to balanced or you may have a tire out of round or a bad wheel bearing or tye rod.

6,815

motor mount? dead cylinder?

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