Front end shimmies past 65 MPH

10-06-2007, 12:23 PM
My car is a 1988 Chevy Celebrity with 2.8 L V6 and 56000 miles. when the car is off I can move the steering wheel back and fourth a bit before feeling tension, is this normal? I raised up the front end and I could turn the wheel slightly, is it supposed to have a little play?

10-07-2007, 08:38 PM
Anybody have any feedback??....Thanks in advance

10-09-2007, 02:39 PM
A few degrees of play is normal, but not much. If it's shimmying at speed, the most common causes are worn/out of balance tires and worn tie rods.

10-09-2007, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the reply, I had the tires balced and all is well now.....John

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