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SHAKING WHILE DECELERATING

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser • 4 cylinder FWD • 89,000 miles

I have a 2007 PT Cruiser with about 89,000 miles on it. It has three new tires, one older that doesn't have much wear on it but still needs to be replaced. When I decelerate from 70mph down, the car shakes and steering wheel/front of the car shakes-it was really bad last night when having to turn the steering wheel slightly. It sounds like it's in the undercarriage somewhere-not engine related. It doesn't do this necessarily when accelerating, or when going slow-just slowing down from higher speeds. Does anyone know what this could be and possible the cost/time to fix? Thank you!
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Mgedwards
July 20, 2011.



I should add that it's only really bad when letting off the gas and coasting, not necessarily applying the brakes.

Tiny
Mgedwards
Jul 20, 2011.
Sounds like a possible bad inner C/V joint.

Wrenchtech
Jul 20, 2011.
Thank you so much, Wrenchtech-does that take long to replace?

Tiny
Mgedwards
Jul 20, 2011.
An axle take about an hour to replace.

Wrenchtech
Jul 20, 2011.
Fantastic-thank you!

Tiny
Mgedwards
Jul 20, 2011.