About a week and a half ago my car started shimmying and vibrating between speeds of 50-70 mph, and slightly at lower speeds. I just replaced a very worn front left tire, and they suggested I have it aligned. When I took it to be aligned I was told that they couldn't align it until I replaced the inner tie rod bushing (I believe that's what he called it). I asked if it could safely wait until I got home to Fort Worth (5 hour trip from where I was). The mechanic assured me I could, and that it would just be an annoying vibration and shaking all the way home. I did make it home safely three days ago and haven't gotten to replace the bushing yet, but last night my car began making a rattling noise. Almost like a coffee pot perking LOUDLY or like a diesel truck is under my hood. It makes the noise when my car is in park and when it is moving, as well. It slightly squeals as I turn my car off. My temperature gauge does not overheat or anything when parked or moving, either, and my check engine light isn't on (yet anyway). Are the two (the inner tie rod bushing and the noise) related? What is your best guess as to what is causing this noise?
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 12:39 AM