What would make the car feel like it's shimmying down the road

Asked by Jul 17, 2015 at 10:12 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tires need to be balanced or a slipped belt in the tire.

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Orrrrrr a bad tie rod.. warped brake rotor.. bad wheel bearing. Ball joint ... cv joint.. axle.. First question is there any noise? Second if so is it intermittent ( does it have a pulse) if it's a tire then due to rotational mass there will always be a delay in the noise .. if you drive slow enough the noise will be very delayed and as you speed up it will be less delayed.. Next turn your wheel all the way over both ways.. do you hear popping or squeaking? Does your brake pedal pulse if you ride the brake a bit? Does your steering wheel vibrate or jar around violently? Jeez it could be your struts also.. let's not be so quick to jump to conclusions.. maybe it is a tire idk.. but it could be a lot of things as u can see.. let me know I'm intrigued.. ;)

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