2004 Hyundai Accent Front End Shaking

Tiny
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
My car has started shaking when I drive over 60 on the freeway. It doesn't do it right away, but the shaking is pretty vigorous. I recently had a major tune up including alignment, balance, a new tire, and brakes. I checked my tire pressure and tread of all the tires, and I can see anything.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 10:36 PM

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Tiny
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Assuming the front end parts are tight, I would start looking at the tire balance and or bent rim.
Depending on your climate, Ice on the inside of the rim will throw the balance off. Mud can do the same.

Focus on the front wheels.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 4:31 AM
Tiny
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I focused on the front wheels, got them both changed and balanced then the wobble went away and I was able to go a little over 60 for one, usually can't go above 45. Bout 4 months ago I did have a tie rod issue where the pin somehow fell out on the front passenger side I tightened the nut and put a new pin in and it was fine. Smooth driving. Then it starts wobbling again so I replaced all the tires and balanced them. Driving even better going over 60. A week or so later It starts lightly wobbling at 40. Later on that day wobble was harder. Aired my tires up to sane pressure. Still doing same thing. Then a couple hours later that same day. I start feeling vibrations through driver side floorboard. I still had to make it home somehow with my car so I don't loose it from it being towed. So I start driving and the vibration is worse and wobble is bout the same going 20-25 when I turn left to come out of a parking lot. Kinda shape turn I hear kind of a crack or like metal on metal my steering wheel slightly moved at the same time. I keep driving and the vibration is really bad but still wobbles same. At this time I'm only going 10mph cuz if I go any faster it makes vibrations and wobble worse. What the heck is going on?
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Sunday, January 24th, 2016 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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I might want to add that my car is sort of a rally car it goes muddin and wheelin and on some trails rocks have hit the majority of the undercarriage. I shook front tires side to side and up and down the driver side moved up and down and I'm thinking that's bearings. But would a broke or damaged bearing cause that much vibration? Cuz it feels like the front end or front undercarriage is going to straight just fall off or somethin. But there's also the front bolts for the a arms (both sides) 1 of 3 are bent backwards. Passenger side bolt is bent back and has came out about 1/2in - 1in over the past 7 months I did check and the metal plate Connected to the a arm and frame that bolt is for is separated from the frame 1/2in-3/4in.
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Sunday, January 24th, 2016 AT 7:21 PM

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