i got a 93 taurus, 3.0 automatic, GL... about one month ago i had the
shake in the steering and found the right front tire had some damage to
it( the wear was where the metal was coming through in one spot about 3
in. long).. i changed the tire and the shaking steering went away.. i
figured that this was the problem- a belt in the tire was broken and
this was causing the shake.. well now with a new tire, balanced and all
the steering wheel has a shake in it when applying brakes or when
accelerating... i now think that there is mechanicl damage and this is
what caused the tire to go bad in the first place.. before this happens
to the second tire has anyone got any suggestion of what to look for.. i
think it might be in the right fron as this is where the tire(bad one)
thanks for a reply....
Who put the new tire on? One distinct possibility is that the old tire was
defective, and when you got it replaced, the mechanic overused his impact
wrench, tightend the bolts till they blew powder, and now you've got a
warped brake disc.
What you found was a symptom of the problem, a severally worn ( and dangerous
tire ). The tire wore that way for a reason, and there are a few of them. Bad
alignment due to worn suspension parts. Bent steering parts ( many reasons for
that like slide on ice into curb as example ). Worn out wheel bearings. The out
of round tire can also cause damage to parts like ball joints and wheel
bearings. I would suspect you were driving with the shake for a while, wear on a
tire like that does not happen over night. You need to have the suspension
checked over and the worn or damaged parts replaced then an alignment done. The
brakes should also be checked, I'll bet they are done as well.
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