Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Ford > Taurus | Taurus Wagon
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
brittce
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Winchester, California
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

Here's another problem I have with my 97 Ford Taurus GL Stationwagon,
When I'm going between 60 and 75 my car starts to severely wobble and shake as if the tires are about to come off, This past Saturday I change front brake pads and got a brand new Tire for the Driver's side I also notice the tech tightening the Lock nut on that side. could this be a problem as well on the other side and should I have it check to.
brittce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 12:09 PM   #2
hughw
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: byram, Mississippi
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Check the lug nots...if thats not the problem..There may be a
bubble on one of the tires...jack it up and use a coke can ...
hold it close to the tire...turn the tire and see if it hits the coke can at any point.
hughw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
brittce
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Winchester, California
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

I'll try that this evening when I get home thanks
brittce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 02:52 PM   #4
sfontain
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

Quote:
Originally Posted by brittce
I'll try that this evening when I get home thanks
Did I understand you correctly that you said you got a single new tire?

If that's the case, then if the other tire on that axle is not new or is a different brand and/or size, that can cause significant driveability problems too.
sfontain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 02:59 PM   #5
brittce
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Winchester, California
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

Both tires are new the one on the passenger side is about three weeks older and both tires are the same Uniroyal Tires.
brittce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2005, 03:04 PM   #6
sfontain
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

Quote:
Originally Posted by brittce
Both tires are new the one on the passenger side is about three weeks older and both tires are the same Uniroyal Tires.
Ok that shouldn't be the problem then. Also make sure they are inflated to the same pressure. Good luck!
sfontain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 01:34 AM   #7
Wodinator
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
perhaps one of the weighted balancers fell off???
Wodinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 04:23 PM   #8
GPFred
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

Sounds like a tire out of balance to me too. The other possibility is a tie-rod end could be going bad if there is jerking in the steering at 60-75 mph. Does it stop when you go past 75mph?
GPFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #9
brittce
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Winchester, California
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

YES it stops after I reach 75 that's exactly the problem
brittce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 07:51 AM   #10
GPFred
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 298
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Wobble Wobble Shake Shake Down The Road I Go

I would look at tie-rod ends then. If it is wobbling the steering, I would have a suspension shop look at your front end.
GPFred is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Ford > Taurus | Taurus Wagon

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts