Steering wheel vibration

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TOM SCOTT
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  • 2000 MERCURY MARQUIS
I have a vibration on a 2000 mercury grand marquis this vibration is noticed when you get up to 65 mph and let off. It does not show on steering wheel. I had drive shaft balanced. You don't feel it on speeding up only after you let off the gas.
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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 6:57 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Balance the wheels and rotate them front to back here is a guide that can help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-shakes-when-accelerating-or-braking

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
WAG81
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Thanks for the guide it was the lower ball joints on my car FYI got it fixed for $340.00
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Friday, August 17th, 2018 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
SEARCHLIGHT
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  • 2000 MERCURY MARQUIS
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The dealer recently performed some front end work to the car replacing a knuckle, a stabilizer rod, etc plus a wheel alignment. Everything else was fine and tight the mechanic said.

The tires are new and have been balanced.

I got this car used. Is it normal to feel some road vibrations for this car through the steering wheel when it is riding over some bumps or pot holes on the highway?

The shocks seem to be fine as there is no continuous rebound when it hits a bump.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Yes of course you will feel some vibration when hitting bumps etc thats normal with any car.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SEARCHLIGHT
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In my former 2009 Toyota Camry, regardless of whatever bump or lump in the road that the car hit, I never felt anything through the steering wheel. Of course this was a more modern car.

In other words, because of an older design being a 2000 model, would the steering and/or suspension in my Marquis transmit more of the vibrations that I describe. Is it more prone to transmitting the vibrations than isolating them like the Camry did?
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SEARCHLIGHT
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The way that this car is designed being a 2000 is the suspension steering more likely to transmit road vibrations to the steering wheel than compared to a 2011 model.

My 2009 Toyota Camry would hit bumps on the highway, and nothing would be transmitted through the steering wheel.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Yes depending on the way the steering is set up you will get more steering wheel movement. If the dealer said the front end looked good then I would say its good. Unless you want to get a second opion and take it in somewhere.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
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CJ MEDEVAC
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PROPER TIRE PRESSURE?

SEEN THE PEON YEA-HOOS OVER PRESSURE TIRES. DON'T CARE. NOT THEIRS!

SOMETHING EZily OVERLOOKED!

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Thats a good point medic forgot to mention that one thanks for reminding me.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2018 AT 1:22 PM (Merged)

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