My front is shimmying around 65 -70 miles per hour. What could be causing it beside the tires?

25

Asked by Feb 20, 2008 at 08:36 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had new tires put on just a few months ago and the car's shimmying went away - it was great, but only a few months later (maybe 1000 miles or fewer later) the shimmying is back.  after putting brand new tires on the car, what else would cause the shimmying to go away for a while but re-emerge less than 1000 miles later?

5 Answers

43,935

Need to have the front end checked out, alignment, struts/shocks, tie rods, etc. The tires may have temp. changed it but now it is back to its old tricks.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

I had the tires balanced and my mechanics notices rear wheel was bent using 5 oz. weight. i bought another wheel; it balanced with 2.5 oz. and the shimmy seems to have gone away.

75

check to see if u have all ur bolts in the rim and if u have em all retighten them

670

check the ball joints and control arm bushings if they are rotting out they will cause it to shimmy even after you have it alighned

Could be a worn tie rod end .

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Bonneville

Looking for a Used Bonneville in your area?

CarGurus has 535 nationwide Bonneville listings starting at $1,799.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Bonneville Questions

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

#1 ticklemedaly
ticklemedaly
Reputation 390
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 360
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
35 Great Deals out of 2,835 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Impala
558 Great Deals out of 35,582 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
12 Great Deals out of 1,424 listings starting at $2,400
Used Pontiac Grand Am
4 Great Deals out of 1,139 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
14 Great Deals out of 756 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
711 Great Deals out of 44,427 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
357 Great Deals out of 31,258 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,178 Great Deals out of 79,465 listings starting at $2,500
Used Buick Regal
169 Great Deals out of 10,546 listings starting at $4,000
Used Buick LeSabre
16 Great Deals out of 1,939 listings starting at $1,588
Used Buick Park Avenue
404 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.