1993 Toyota Corolla Vibration on steering wheel

  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 180,000 MILES
Hi, I have a 93 Toyota Corolla automatic transmission, 2 wheel drive and 1.6 engine with 180,000 miles. A week ago, I personally changed the both front struts and coil springs since the front right side coil spring was broken making the car leaning to the right side, and I was sometimes getting a shimmy steering wheel when I push the gas pedal only between 25-50mph. Now I am having shimmy steering wheel all the time between 20-40 mph. This only happens when I push the gas pedal and disappears when I lift my foot from gas pedal (without pushing the break pedal). Sometimes, I let the car go without pushing the gas pedal or pushing it enough to keep it moving and when it gets to 35 mph I push the gas pedal and the car runs fine without any problem.
One mechanic told me that I have to change the front left axle and another that I have to change to spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor. Now I am confused. Can you help me.
Do you think this can happen because the struts and coil springs were badly install. Does it has to
do with the axle or CV joints. I will really appreciate your help if you can help me. Do you have any idea what it can be.
Do you
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 12:00 PM

1 Reply

Hi there,

I would be checking the simple things first, just make sure all bolts are tight in the suspension & have the alignment checked, also get the front wheel's checked for a balance problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, May 12th, 2008 AT 5:27 AM

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