1998 Plymouth Voyager 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Wobbles a

Tiny
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,900 MILES
Hi,

I have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager and the rear of the vehicle wobbles whenever the vehicle is either being slowly accelerated or slowly decelerated, through speeds of 10 mph to about 30 mph. Several weeks before this happened, I rotated and balanced all four tires. As of now, the rear pair of tires (which were the front tires before rotation and balancing) are years older than the front pair.

Now the vehicle wobbles (when there is slow acceleration or deceleration, between 10 mph and 30 mph), but very little wobble can be felt if the vehicle is being rapidly accelerated or decelerated.

Do you know what the problem is? Is the problem broken rear tires� belts? I am planning to do a 500 mile road trip back to New York tomorrow. Do you think it is safe to drive 500 miles without having anything done until after I finish the 500-mile road trip? Do you think the vehicle will be damaged in any way by the wobble problem if I drive the vehicle back to New York with this problem (provided that you suggest that it is safe to do so)?

Please let me know. Thanks.

Asad Choudhury
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 8:28 PM

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Tiny
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I agree, there has to be a slipped, tire belt in atleast one of those tires, and I rieally dont think its safe, as these kind of tires are more prone to blow outs
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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The rear of my vehicle started wobbling and everything started shaking a whole lot more on Tuesday afternoon after driving for about 200 miles. I got off on an exit on the interstate and checked the tires but didn't see anything really. I drove the rest of the interstate to the nearest Costco, for about 27 miles at 30-40 mph, and by the time we got there, the tire specialists saw that the rear tires were warped. They were replaced with Michelin tires and the ride afterwards was very smooth, and only very minor vibrations were felt intermittently at about 70 mph, which is normal, right?

Do you think that, because the rear tires were 10-11 years old, the broken or slipped belts inside the tires caused the tires to warp?

Thanks.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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Lol, yes, yes I DO THINK THAT WAS THE PROBLEM< ANY OTHER vibrations are mostlikey< other work that needs to be performed such as sway bar bushings or links< or shock, it would have to be safety inspected in order to find the exact cause, I'm happy that we got thru, the worst part SAFELY, let me know if you need any other help
joe
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 7:16 PM

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