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gunther274

shakes when i go over 60....

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drive a 1997 dodge intrepid. its got 125000 miles on it, and it just started shakeing from the front end recently when i go over 60, have to drive on the freeway alot so i do have to go over 60. what might it be, a bearing? how much might this cost to get fixed?

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i would geuss wheel out of balance or a bulge on the tire. second guess would be a cv axle. had a car that did this same thing the funny thing was is the cv didn't make any noise when turning but, above 50 it shook like crazy.

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I'd also check the front tires for balance/separation.

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Could be as simple as the tire balance or a bad tire. Hopefully that is all.

However, that series of cars had, afaik, some front end issues with premature wear and or failure of some components.

This was my Eagle Vision from the same car family, albeit a bit older. Lucky I was going slow in town after just turning a corner. You wouldn't want this to happen out on the highway/freeway.

I'd get it looked at right away. What is your safety and peace of mind worth?

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the shake is not all that bad, i think i will have my tires looked at first, then go from there...

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Sounds reasonable, but bear in mind, there was no forewarning before the incident in the picture.

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My 83 Buick Park Ave, which always rode great, like a Caddy or Lincoln started shaking really bad in the front end. The front right tire had a belt broke in it. Put new tires on it and rides great again.

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Ya if it happens at a specific speed get the tires checked. I have had 4 tires do that to me now.

Like Whoareu99 said, with those cars it never hurts to give the front end a once over too. Its cheaper than a accident.

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If you bring the car in to a shop, tell them it viberates, have them check out the tires and front end parts, then balance the tires. I am sure they wont charge any extra to check it over for you.

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I have had broken belts in a tire and it did the same thing. I would also check to see how much sand/gravel is in the back side of the rim. I have had this happen alot but I grew up on a gravel road but even the sand they put down this time of year can get behind there.

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Snow packed in the wheels is also another good one!

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I guess I will say it...... Dont drive over 60! grin

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