01 Dodge grand caravan Steering wheel wobbles up to 30 mph but over 30 wobble seems to go away?
Have you tries having the wheels balance.
1 person found this useful
Steering Wheel Wobble I'm no expert, however, you can check the following: brake pads could be uneven, the rotor might be damaged or worn uneven, a bent rim, an out-of-round tire, or you could be correct regarding the wheel alignment. Best of luck. Here are more opinions and answers from other cont…ributors: . Your front brake rotors are probably warped. You can either replace the rotors, or, if the rotors are only slightly warped, and there is enough material left on them, the mechanic may be able to be cut them down with a machine. Cutting them down should even the rotors out. The same thing was going on with my steering wheel as yours when I applied my brakes at high speeds, and even lower speeds. I didn't tell the dealer that I was experiencing this problem. They simply inspected my brakes one day while my car was in for an oil change and told me I needed new brake pads and to have my brake rotors cut. Since I had about 80,000 miles on that set of brake pads (yes ... 80,000 miles) I took their word for it that I needed a brake job. Luckily I didn't destroy my rotors with my nearly worn out brake pads. If you don't need new rotors, installing front brake pads and cutting the rotors should cost you a about $130 at the dealer, and maybe a little less at your local mechanic. I've noticed absolutely zero shaking of the steering wheel when I apply the brakes since the brake job. I have a Toyota Camry with 120,000 miles on it and the car now brakes beautifully. So before you spend money on an alignment, and trying to figure out if your wheel rims are bent, check those brakes. . Try taking the car to the problem speed and while pulling the e-brake release lever, apply the ebrakes. No vibration - problem is in the fronts (typical). Buy new rotors (pads are a good idea at the same time as is adjusting the rear brakes). Rarely can you machine rotors and have a permanent solution. The rotors are not dissapating the heat well, by cutting them they will warp easier. Check your tire balance. (Have you ever put fix a flat in?) Toyotas are sometimes an exception to brakes that go for more than 35,000 miles. . You need to balance your tires. . I have found that my problem stems from rear axle placement. A factory installation defect that is only covered under the first 12,000 miles and only if the dealer deems it to be out of spec. For all you Ford Ranger owners alot of the 2000 models have feathered tire issues which would make you think it is simply tire balance (right front wears and pulls right, some F150's have this problem as well). Located an alignment shop to verify proper axle placement. . Have your tie rods checked to be sure they don't need replacing. . Have you had your rear brakes adjusted ever since changed: warped rotors in my 95 cavalier made the whole car wobble at high speed stops and the pedal pressure changes during slow light stopping also . The wobbling or pulsating steering happens when I apply the brakes when trying to slow down after accelerating to a reasonably height speed like 50 to 60 miles an hour. My mechanic found that my rotors were warped and some of the steering mechanisims (parts ) were badly worn which was very unusual because the vehicle has only 11,000 miles on it. Hopefully this will be all taken care of because it's under warranty. . Brakes warped, tie rod ends bad, tires screwed, upper and or lower ball joints shot, in front wheel drives, check cv shaft/joints... and theres one I experienced on an old ford pick up... never would have guessed, under braking conditions the steering wheel was shaking bad.... turned out to be in the rear end... the rear wheel bearings were shot.... it only was bad while braking. . If it is a vibration in your steering wheel at higher speeds you might need new ball joints. This is a serious problem if that is what's wrong. So have your car looked at and soon. . There is also the possibility that your shocks and struts are in need of replacing. Sometimes just replacing the ball joints doesn't fix the problem. If that is affected then there is most likely something else affected. In this case I had multiple problems with my 1993 Grand Am and it was bent rims, worn shocks and struts along with worn ball joints. Once I had them all replaced the shaking steering wheel at any speed is gone. Plus your tires could be separating so check that as well that could be a cause as well. (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . If disk brakes the rotor could be worn and either needs replaced or turned.(put on a lathe to put it back in true again)Other possibilities are worn wheel bearings or worn ball joints.\nBest to have a shop look at it to determine the actual cause.. Answer . My car does th…is when there is a tire out of round. (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . I presume it is tilt wheeel and this is a hard thing as you have to take the column apart and tighten screws in the joint. I suggest taking it to a trim shop..
What is wrong with a 1998 Dodge Neon front driver side tire that would make it wobble when you do over 30mph and the steering wheel is a little loose?
Answer . \nJack the car up at that corner, grap the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and move it back and forth. This sounds like a tie rod problem. Spin the wheel and check for a bulge in the tire such as a shifted belt.. Answer . \nmaybe the tire is warped. it will cause the tire and steering whe…el to shake.. Answer . \nI'd get the wheel balanced ... have a quick look and see if any of the little metal things that are used in balancing are obviously missing/have fallen off etc. You should see a mark on the wheel rim where the little lead weight used to be.. Answer . \nNot likely tire balance, that is typical of higher speed vibration.. Answer . Grab the tire 12 and 6 o'clock check to see if you have play ! this is easier of coarse when the tire is in the air , it could be that your lock nut has back off on the spidle of the half shat , or your bearings in the hub are going out ! be carefull driving this neon !!!\nGood Luck !. Answer . \nI forgot one thing also check you tie rods to your rack and pinion !\nAgain Good Luck ! (MORE)
A bent, loose or unbalanced wheel. And, if there is no shaking in the steering wheel, then it is most likely from one, or both, of the rear wheels. Irregularity or bulge in a tyre also causes car shaking. I've has this problem once, and it was because the engine mounts needed to be replaced.
If it has tilt steering, you must pull steering wheel, plate, and lift up turn signal switch to access three torx screws. Remove one at a time, apply locktite and tighten. Reverse procedure. If it is not a tilt wheel, then you may have a worn bearing or a loose center steering wheel nut. Must ins…pect. (MORE)
I just did this and its not difficult if you can get the car up on a lift. If you'll be on your back in your garage it becomes a much more difficult job. Raise the vehicle the best you can and block the rear wheels and place jack stands firmly under the car. Remove both front wheels and unbolt yo…ur steering tie rod ends. Pop them out of the knuckle. Remove the cross member. On MTX cars you will want to disconnect the shift linkage. disconnect the steering shaft inside the car at the floor board. Remove the pressure and return line on the steering gear. There are two bols that connect the rack on the drivers side of the steering gear and two more on the passenger side. Now the fun starts, you'll want to get another set of eyes and hands. Wiggle the assembly out the passenger side wheel well. It will go but it will need the extra helper to clear everything.\n. \nInstall is the reverse.\n. \nLook closely at your pressure line because now is the time to replace it if its rusty or damaged.\n. \nI paid $35.00 for a complete rack Tie Rod to Tie Rod (used of course). I believe $130 new at AutoZone.\n. \n Answer \n. \nAre you sure the rack and pinion need to be replaced or could it be the outer tie rod ends which are more likely to wear out? (MORE)
How to adjust steering on 1995 Ford f250 steering wheel has too much free play wobbles up down left right about 2 inches of play all else seems fine?
If the truck has a til wheel there are three screw that hold the tilt mechanism to the top of the column. They can be accessed by removing the plastic cover at the dash and using an Allen wrench to tighten them. . Thaske 10 min to fix
What is the buzzing sound that seems to come from the wheels and steering wheel in your Dodge Grand Caravan and the intensity changes when steering wheel is turned?
Answer . \nThat sound is your power steering pump, if it gets worst than you should change it before it completely fails
Suzuki king quad 300 has a rear wheel wobble that seems to be coming from the transmission what can it be?
its the bearing inside the hub is bad. but you need special tools to remove the rear half shaft.
Answer - fix wobbly steering . This could be many things, some serious some not.. First, check for serious issues such as any RECALLs or WARNINGS regarding the steering column, etc, for your van!!! Other serious issues could be linkage, suspension, wheel bearings, etcetera. You'll need to have …a mechanic check these things (unless you know how).. Second, less serious issues could be wheel alignment / balance or improperly inflated tires. You can check the air pressure at most gas stations, alignment / balance issues are usually noticed at specific speeds only - usually highway speeds (you may notice a wobble at 50 mph that goes away at 60 mph).. Hope that helps - don't forget to check the serious issues!!!. (MORE)
Answer . Does the wobble occur at all speeds or just low or just high speeds? Is it a front wobble or rear or both? Does it occur all the time or just intermittantly? The problems could be with steering neck bearings, wheel bearings, out of true rims, a bad spot in the tire or an out of balance …tire, swingarm bearings, improperly assembled tire/rim/axle. these are the first places to look when approaching this problem with the info you gave. Unless you mean speed wobble, where an entirely different set of dynamics are involved there!!! (MORE)
Are we talking about excessive crankshaft endplay or a damaged flywheel? If its crankshaft endplay, replace the thrust bearings (and torque converter if automatic transmission). If it's the flywheel, replace the flywheel.
Check that your tire doesn't have a broken belt or a bulge. Then check your wheel balance. If the tire is okay and it is balanced, check your axle an axle bearings. If it is IRS check all bushes, rubbers, and control arms.
wibbly wobblies are small children's toys that have a rounded bottom and therefore they wobble
There are a couple of reasons why a car may wobble between 30 and40 miles per hour. The tires may need balanced or the car may needa front end alignment.
1. wobbling of vehicle: a wobbling motion or vibration, especially in the front wheels of a motor vehicle 2. popular 1920s dance: a 1920s jazz dance in which the body was held straight and shaken rhythmically and rapidly from the shoulders down . 3. quick sideways movement: a quick movement… of the body to the side . or. . move with wobble: to wobble or be shaken with a wobbling motion, especially in the front wheels ( refers to vehicles ) 2. dance shimmy: to dance the shimmy 3. move with shake: to move the body in a shaking or swaying way 4. move quickly sideways: to make a quick movement of the body to the side (MORE)
I have a 98 dodge caravan 4 cylinder my wife went somewhere the van was running fine when she was leaving the van had lost power it wouldn't go over 30 mph and wouldn't pull a hill at all?
It's possibly a plugged catalytic converter. The will shut an engine down as the engine warms the exhaust system throughly by stopping the exhaust flow.. If that's not the case, I would suspect a fuel problem. IE: plugged fuel filter, dirty injectors, etc.
Wheels need balancing, alignment could be off, wheel bearings, bent rim. Probably just needs wheels balanced.
Does any one know what can cause your 1992 dodge grand caravan to squeak where the belt is at and one of the pulleys looks like its wobbling?
the pulley is warped. it could be due to a belt being warped or too tight. the most probable cause is just good old wear and tear. rip the pulley off and throw on a junkyard pulley. that will get rid of your problem.
Answer Check the tread on your tyres and if they are worn on only one side your car needs a wheel alignment. I had the same problem with a shaky wheel and after getting new tyres (i needed them) and a wheel alignment the car wheel never shuddered again. I was told I must hit the curb a lot
Wobble is an unsteady movement from side to side. The cause of awobble on a car could mean it needs a front end alignment or even abad tire.
The steering wheel wobbles, because of the unconditional pressures from the ground that is adjusted at speeds when it reflects gravity.
Your car worked fine okay until you had a flat and your mom put on a tire for you and now it shakes really bad and sounds wobbly you cant go over 50 mph without it vibrating your whole steering wheel?
See if you have a man friend who can take it off and put it back on. Your mom probably wasn't strong enough to tighten all of the lugs or the tire might have been put on slightly crooked.. Answer By Takamo: . If your Mom put on the tire herself, chances are, the lugnuts aren't tight enough and the… above answer is correct. But, If your Mom took your flat and had a new one put on it, then the chances are that the balance of the tire is off. If the installer put the tire on and balanced it correctly, then the wheel threw a weight and it will need to be re-balanced at the tire shop. (MORE)
The most likely reason is an unbalanced wheel on the front. There can be other causes such as worn ball joints or tie rod ends. I would recommend first having your front wheels balanced to see if that cures the problem, it's cheap to do.
"Wobblies" is a nickname for members of the International Workers of the World, the IWW, which was an attempt to create an international trade union of working people, to seek better pay and working conditions. Some Wobblies were probably also socialists or communists. They were against WWI, pointin…g out, quite correctly, that who was mostly going to get killed was working men from all the nations involved, who had no larger stake in the issues of the war, and did nothing to get it started. Critics of the Wobblies said "IWW" stood for "I Won't Work", and there was a lot of official governmental persecution and resentment, just as there was of every manifestation of the trade union movement, as all these movements sought to improve the lot of the working people, by making the rich owners and managers share a little of wealth created, and be a little less rich and greedy. Those wealthy owners and managers always have a lot of clout with the government, though, naturally, so they can get the forces of "law and order" to help them hang on to the loot. There is a well-known song sung by folk singers and labor people called "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night", about a Wobbly leader shot by a firing squad in Utah, after being convicted in a kangaroo court trial on some trumped up charges. (MORE)
Pontiac vibe steering problems When rolling slow the steering wheel wobbles. Goes away when you pick-up speed.?
it is the power stearing fluid in the carld really get it checked cause it could be really serious
Could be alignment or air pressure causing pull. wobble is most likely tires out of balance.
Need to check the balanceing of the front tires. Then check the tie-rods for play. THE FRONT TIRES COULD HAVE A BELT BROKEN.
Tires out of balance, worn t-rods, Bad u- joints, Belt broke in tire. Have a mechanic take it for a drive and get their opinion.
Check the tire for a broken belt. ( BAD TIRE ) The wheel itself is bent. ( REPLACE WHEEL ) The tie-rod is loose are ready to come apart. The lug nuts are loose, That's what holds the wheel on. Could be something between the wheel and hub. Wheel bearing-- bearings are trash are loose.
The problem could be caused by several things. Check the front endfor worn ball joints or tie rod ends. Check the wheel bearings,front brakes, and make sure that the front tires are balanced andthe lug nuts are tight.
Sounds like your car might need either an alignment or the wheels have to be balanced.
If you're getting steering wheel movement at low speed it's usually caused by either a bent wheel, a damaged or bent CV joint/half shaft or a bad tire. If it's the tire or the CV joint you need to take care of it immediately before something bad happens. If it's a bent wheel, that's an annoyance t…hat only you can evaluate, but it's not as much of a safety issue as the other two problems. (MORE)
What you're describing is typically caused by either a bent wheel or a "slipped belt" on one or more tires. Often a radial tire belt can become detached from the radial plies, allowing the belt to slip to one side. When that occurs you'll frequently hear a squeaking or crunching sound from the tir…e as you allow the vehicle to move slowly. A slipped belt is not safe and should be dealt with as soon as possible. (MORE)
Worn-out ball joints in the steering linkage or suspension. This allows the steering angle between the wheels to vary, causing them to wobble.
pull the tire back. the chain should be tight. tighten up the bolts, have someone wls do that for you, but you keep holding that tire and pull on it. there. fixed With a spoke wrench and some practice you can straighten a wobbly rim by adjusting the tension on the spokes but it does take practice…. (MORE)
My Dodge Caravan 2003, ( 45,000 miles),also l have this problem, little different is , when the speed go to 0 , and after 4 sec, it begin shake, or load idle (like turn on air condition), I change the spark plug, wire, clean air damper, same . first time clean air damper, seems better, before, when …loose gas, shake, after, is speed to zero , then shake. 4 days after, it comes back, but is speed turn to zero, I will going to clean air damper again, see what will happened. they use a can to "spray" clean. I also change TCM 2weeks before, (check engine light on 2 months, dealer nothing found, just say that TCM is bad). also the same. (MORE)
Bent rim. You may rotate it to a rear wheel to reduce or eliminate wobble.
The steering joints and connections are worn and need replacing Actually, the most likely problem is the tires. They may just need balancing. Sometimes the belts in the tires separate which causes a wobble. high/low spots in tires also causes a wobble. A bent rim can cause a wobble. Excessive nega…tive caster will cause a wobble (alignment issue). Steering joints (inner and outer tie rods will not cause a wobble) (MORE)
If your car makes a wobbling sound at more than 40 mph, the first suspect is a wheel which is unbalanced. Confirmatory signs are that your steering wheel jiggles in your hands, and if you increase speed to about 60 mph wobbling and jiggling stop. Almost any tire retailer can fix this in 15 minutes. … Warning. Before you actually try at 60 mph, check that all your lug-nuts are tight; it is probably not this, but if it is 60 mph might kill you. (MORE)
Sounds like a slipped belt in one of the front tires. Have the tires checked and replace as necesary. I recommend in pairs (front or rear at the same time) or all four.
It doesnt go see a mechanic. I thought my steering wheel was great because it doesnt for me but then i asked my friends and theirs dont either. What car do you have? Mines a lamberguini and my friends are porches and bmws
Worn steering parts. I would strongly suggest you take this car to a mechanic, have it put on a rack, and the steering components inspected.
you could have a broken steel belt in one of your tires, that happened to me. I had a tear in my right tire that caused that in my 91 Roadmaster.
More than likely your tires need balanced. or you have a cord busted in a tire. Bent rim could cause it, or sometimes even just some mud caked to the back of a rim could throw it out of balance
Loose wheel, bent wheel, Belt broke in tire,BAD wheel bearing. Check and repair as needed.
Tire out of balance, defective tire, bent wheel, loose wheel, worn steering parts, worn or loose wheel bearing, worn suspension parts.
Yes! So can badly worn tires as well as badly worn or damaged front suspension parts.
Tire out of balance, worn suspension parts, defective or loose wheel bearing, loose lug-nuts, or worn steering parts.