SHAKING WHILE DECELERATING

  • Tiny
  • mgedwards
  • 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • 4 CYL
  • 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!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 5:50 PM

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

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Sounds like a possible bad inner C/V joint.

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 6:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • mgedwards
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Thank you so much, Wrenchtech-does that take long to replace?

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 6:40 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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An axle take about an hour to replace.

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 7:13 PM
  • Tiny
  • mgedwards
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Fantastic-thank you!

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 7:21 PM

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