Front end shakes

Tiny
GEORGEJH
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 16,000 MILES
I think I have front end damage but im not sure exactly what it is, my steering wheel is completely turned, my car shakes, rattles, at 65 mph I go through tires every other week.
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Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 9:44 PM

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Tiny
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Hello it sounds like your alignment is way off or you have a bent tie rod.

A steering wheel a little off center may be an alignment. A steering wheel turned almost 90 degrees is a bent component. In these cases several components.

If you are a little auto savvy, inspect the tie rods for damage by comparing the left to right side. They should be straight. These are the easiest to bend.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/435113_tie_rod_1.jpg



Also inspect the control are for damage. It may be easier to have a shop inspect it for $20 and give you a full estimate of the parts. Most are easy to install, but an alignment will be required regardless.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/435113_suspension_1.jpg



In a worst case the frame may also be bent and would then require extensive work.

Good luck,
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 1:10 PM

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