Wheel/tire Shakes Bad When Turning Left At Hwy Speed Please Help!

jrylander1

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Just joined the forums and need some help

2005 v6 base. I get a real bad shake in the front end and hear a fast/loud stutter/clunking noise from the front end when taking a left turn at 50+ mph (only on left turns, turning right is fine). It only does this when I turn too hard and it shakes the steering wheel pretty good but if its a slight turn it wont happen. I cant tell if its the left or right wheel that does this. I replaced the outter tie rods (and alignment) since they looked pretty warn and it stopped for awhile but now its back to doing the same thing. I've checked the tie rods and they look fine and have no play.

I jacked the car up and have play side to side on both wheels and can hear a clicking/clunking noise but not sure where its coming from, no play at all when shaking at 12 and 6 o'clock. It seems like the whole knuckle, strut, outter/inner tie rods move with the wheel when shaking at 3 and 9 o'clock. I've looked at control arm bushings, sway bar end links, ball joints and the bushings seem to be okay, they look old but cant feel or see any play when trying to move those parts. The only place I see movement is where the inner tie rod meets the steering rack

I also have a steering wheel shake when driving on the highway but I'm guessing my tires need to be balanced.

If anyone has had this issue or might know a fix to this problem I would be glad to hear it. I don't know what else to look at and I don't want to just start throwing new parts on if that's not the problem.
 
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My 1st thought was making sure your bolts are tightened on your wheels but sounds like you know what you're doing. I had a Firebird lose control on me and was told it could be the bearings but nothing like what you're talking about. I hope you get that resolved soon before it turns into something worse.
 

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My 1st thought was making sure your bolts are tightened on your wheels but sounds like you know what you're doing. I had a Firebird lose control on me and was told it could be the bearings but nothing like what you're talking about. I hope you get that resolved soon before it turns into something worse.
Thanks for the reply. I had a friend who knows a lot more about cars than me look under the car while I shook the wheel and he could see play in the control arm bushings and even the ball joint on both front right and left wheels. I just ordered new control arms with the new ball joints and bushings already installed. Hopefully the car will perform like its supposed to after that.
 
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Thanks for the reply. I had a friend who knows a lot more about cars than me look under the car while I shook the wheel and he could see play in the control arm bushings and even the ball joint on both front right and left wheels. I just ordered new control arms with the new ball joints and bushings already installed. Hopefully the car will perform like its supposed to after that.
Yes I hope that resolves the issue. :thinking:
 
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