JUST HAD NEW CV AXEL PUT IN. NOW CAR HAS VIBRATION IN STEERING WHEN DRIVING.

1990 Chrysler New Yorker

Tiny

slevans58

January, 31, 2012 AT 12:57 PM

When driving the steering wheel vibrates. Not hard but just enough so you barley feel it.

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Tiny

rasmataz

January, 31, 2012 AT 4:09 PM

Did you mark the old axle before you replace it-also make sure the axle is fully seated on transmission if it continues have the wheel alignment/front suspension checked out-

Tiny

slevans58

January, 31, 2012 AT 5:30 PM

I had alinement done & mechinc said bearings in transmission where trans axel goes in were gone. He said axel could be moved around& had to much slack.

Tiny

caradiodoc

January, 31, 2012 AT 5:56 PM

The clue here is the problem just started with the new axle shaft. Get it replaced under warranty. Rebuilt half shafts are common but very often a worn inner cv joint housing is overlooked. A new housing from the dealer costs about three times as much as a rebuilt half shaft so buying a new housing isn't practical.

I can go into detail about how to inspect the housing because the wear is not real obvious, but I'm pretty sure that's the problem. The typical symptom is a steering wheel shimmy up to about 35 mph but only under load as in accelerating out of a parking lot onto the street. That shimmy is often worse when turning.

It's normal to have up and down play between the inner cv joint and transmission. The rate of rotation is one third of a rear-wheel-drive drive shaft so vibration isn't a problem.

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