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Low speed shimmy.

Old 01-04-2019, 01:34 PM
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Alaric GT
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Default Low speed shimmy.

Any ideas what could cause a side to side shimmy at around 15mph? Feels like its coming from the rear. I had the tires checked and balanced.
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Old 01-04-2019, 02:51 PM
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That can be so many things, but start basic, bad tire; a belt broke in the tire.
Balanced or not, I have had it happen... Put your spare tire on, one location at a
time, see if it stops. If you went all the way around the car with the spare, and
it did not stop the shimmy, then it's not a tire. Doubt two tires would have blown
belts. Potholes are the #1 case of tire damage.. OR, bending rims...

Then you move on to suspension; bushings...

Then check the axle bearings, one side may be going.

Check for axle play...
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:50 PM
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Did this just start? Have you hit any curbs or potholes?

Or has this been ongoing and you're just now getting around to looking into it?
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:21 AM
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Side to side motion is almost always a bad tire or rim, but it is possible that you have a bent hub also.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:38 PM
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Did you run over something?
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