1992 Dodge Spirit car shakes

Tiny
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  • 1992 DODGE SPIRIT
Shakes or Wobbles problem
1992 Dodge Spirit 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I changed the axle in my car and ever since then the car shakes really badly and I changed the wheel bearing cuz I thought it might have been that but it wasnt and then I took the axle I changed back cuz I thought it might have had a manufacturer problem but the car still shakes. Any ideas on what the problem might be
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 3:32 PM

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Tiny
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Sorry for the delay in replying. Have you figure out the problem? Was it shaking before you replaced the half shaft? If it wasn't, it's safe to say something you did caused the problem, it's not a defective part. If it wasn't shaking, why did you replace it? If the outer joint was clicking when turning, a remanufactured half shaft today costs less than a new joint. If a boot was torn, they're really easy to replace on Chrysler products, and only cost about 15 bucks.

Wear in the inner cv joint housing will cause a shake in the steering wheel when accelerating. Allowing the inner joint to extend too far can allow the rollers to fall off their shafts. That will knock your dentures out. The wheel bearing is about the last thing to look at when looking for the cause of a shake, but if you look at it, you'll see there is an access hole in the hub. A rust spot builds up on the back side of the brake rotor by that hole in the hub. If you don't scrape off that rust, the rotor and wheel will wobble.

Tightening the axle nut with a click-type torque wrench is a must. The cv joint and nut hold the wheel bearing together. Incorrect torque is the number one cause of noisy, buzzing wheel bearings.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 2:54 AM

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