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sil40sx
06-23-2002, 10:29 PM
when i hit 65 and up my steering wheel shakes, also when im braking it shakes, my alignment was just done, so what suspension parts should i replace?

HyperTek
06-23-2002, 10:34 PM
welcome to my world.... I got to fix this too. It should be a lil nissan part that needs to be replaced.. There is a nissan write up somewhere. try the search function, I also looked it up not to long ago and found all the info on it.

AZ_Dave
06-23-2002, 10:44 PM
it's a $7 spring that is right where the steering column meets the rack/pinion.

KidZelda
06-23-2002, 10:50 PM
Part # 48237-10V02

sil40sx
06-23-2002, 11:22 PM
it doesnt really feel like its the wheels fault, it feels more like a suspension problem to me.

sexy240
06-23-2002, 11:43 PM
My S14 does the samething. I definetly need new shocks & struts

Mav1178
06-23-2002, 11:50 PM
The $7 steering rack spring is only for the shimmy at around 55-65MPH.

If it is over that, and you are getting vibrations, check your suspension and make sure your tires are balanced. Just because you got it done last week doesn't mean they are balanced this week, as wheel weights can fall off anytime.

As for the braking, your rotors are warped.

-alex

Steeles
06-24-2002, 05:48 AM
also while they have the wheels off to check the balance on them have them check the tie rods and the T/C rods and the rotors like alex said.

MikeNesss
06-24-2002, 08:26 AM
i had sam probs
was shaking from 70k-110k
got new tierods, fixed it, and car steers so much smoother

sil40sx
06-24-2002, 08:36 AM
well, i was thinking about changing the tie rods and my brakes, can i just get the rotors turned, or should i replace them?

uiuc240
06-24-2002, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Mike91se:
i had sam probs
was shaking from 70k-110k
got new tierods, fixed it, and car steers so much smoother<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Did you get new "tie rods" or new tie rod ends ?? I'm curious because mine is still making a clunking sound during turns at slow speeds and the tie rods and ends are the only pieces I haven't replaced yet. Blah.

Eric

sexy240
06-24-2002, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by schneiddog:
well, i was thinking about changing the tie rods and my brakes, can i just get the rotors turned, or should i replace them?<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]If they are warped you cant turn them. they may not be warped though. to see if it is your tires balance just switch your rear tires to the front. if the shimmy stops its because your front tires arnt ballanced and your rears are. if they rotated your tires this could be the prob.

Hooby
06-24-2002, 03:22 PM
Would worn out bushing in the tension rods be the culprit? I have a driver side clunk as well as the shimmy and I took a look at those bushings any they look pretty bad. They are dry rotted and torn.

**DONOTDELETE**
06-24-2002, 05:14 PM
Bad TC rod bushings could definitely magnify minor vibrations - when I replaced mine a year back, there was still some shaking but it was only a fraction of what it had been.

**DONOTDELETE**
06-24-2002, 11:16 PM
Another possiblity is wheel bearings - there was a letter to the editor in one of my mags (R&T I believe) where the person had shaking under heavy throttle from 55-70 MPH, and had tried most methods to get rid of it with no success. They said there could be flat spots on the bearings caused by flat-spotted tires at some point in the past. This would pass the wiggle test (the wheel would still feel tight) but could cause vibration at certain speeds. I suspect this is my problem, since I had tires with flat spots when I first bought the car, and my shaking comes through the floor pan and not the steering wheel.

[ 06-24-2002, 12:17 PM: Message edited by: Scott T ]