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 Post subject: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:24 am 
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:oops: :oops: Hi guys I have an AU 2 fairmont 2000 at 80 to 90 km/ph only when I take the foot of the pedal
the Steering shakes a bit when the foot is back on the pedal its ok

I have checked everything I can think of but cannot figer this out
nore can some workshop tradesman

Had a front wheel alignment all perfect
they checked both Unis ALL OK
Front and rear roters with Brakes were done 9 months ago
The Tyres are 100% new at the front and 80% at the Back .

Has any one had anything like this
Its driveing my around the bend

Any help from anyone would be GREAT :? :? :? :? :? :?
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Were the front Hubs checked? and Ball Joints? and Lower control arm bushes? Might be a good idea to check the sliders on the Calipers, they may be dry or not moving at all.
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:31 am 
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I a had a front wheel alignment 2 weeks ago
They said all bushes and ball joints were ok
Including both Unis.

As far as the Calipers and Brakes go I did the front
Everything was cleaned spotless but I did not lube anything or pack Bearings

Keep in mind I do not touch the brakes when this Slight vibration Happens.
I just take the foot of the pedal at 80km and its there.
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:56 am 
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Being a Fairmont is it running a live axle or an IRS if it is running an IRS check the CV's
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:25 am 
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its the hub where the roar and rims join .. balls are blown. i remember my old EB 93 hit 90 its a party at Steering..

Hit 95 it will stop. Replace them but do a sound check before doing so. take tire roar and brake off and turn it makes loud sounds then its shocked. i just going what happen to me.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:10 am 
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Did you get a wheel balance when the alignment was done?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:27 pm 
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I have got the EXACT same problem

But i am changing ball joints and shockers

What is your tyre wear like ?

Also no mention on the tie rod ends they can be a important part of how it "drives"
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:49 am 
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Sorry guys I had a couple of days work

Claytee ..its a Straight axle

EF-wanabe There are 2 brand new Shockers at the front and 2 new tyres
they checked the rods the Ball joints and thye balance of all tyres 3 times now

fordau99 ...As far as the Hubs go when I did them every thing looked OK

But I don,t know to much about the front Hubs You might have a good starting point
but Iam not to sure what your getting at Keeping in mind what I have said above

When you say Balls are Blown do you mean ball joints or Bearings
Because no one has touched the Bearings yet .
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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:11 pm 
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renocasino wrote:
Sorry guys I had a couple of days work

Claytee ..its a Straight axle

EF-wanabe There are 2 brand new Shockers at the front and 2 new tyres
they checked the rods the Ball joints and thye balance of all tyres 3 times now

fordau99 ...As far as the Hubs go when I did them every thing looked OK

But I don,t know to much about the front Hubs You might have a good starting point
but Iam not to sure what your getting at Keeping in mind what I have said above

When you say Balls are Blown do you mean ball joints or Bearings
Because no one has touched the Bearings yet .



Hmmm i am not sure 110% how to test the wheel bearings but its either they make a noise or you jack the car up and try move the wheel left to right

Replacing them is quite straight forward im sure there is a guide on here and there cheap to $50-60 shipped to your door for both
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:14 pm 
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EF_wanabe There is 100% no noise comming out of thoes Bearings when iam Driving

Thats why I did not pack them when i replaced the Hubs

it could be anything Iam just hopeing someone will read the Post and maybe it has
hapened to them . :? :?
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Dose not look like Many members have had this Problem hear ,,,, Thanks Guys.
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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Sounds like a tail shaft issue. I have had vibration issues when coasting at around 75-85km/hr, vibration goes away once the go pedal is applied. If severe enough, I guess the vibrations would travel throughout the whole car, not just the steering wheel, although you have most direct contact on your hands, you'd feel it more.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU 2 FAIRMONT 2000 Steering Wheel shake at 80km anyone HELP
Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:54 am 
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Thanks Phongus I always thaught the same but because I havent hit anything that could have bent

it . I mainly thaught it was unis thats why I told them at the wheel alignment a couple of weeks ago

I told them make sure to have a good look at the unis , I have a feeling they mainly looked at


wheel alignment ONLY.. which was what they were getting paid for.

If this is the case is there much I can do , ,,,,or do I have to take it to a Tail shaft expert

Iam in the west of Victoria MELTON .

Don,t if this means anything my drive way is a bit steap to wards the end and sometimes

the towbar hits the road when backing out,, but nothing to do with the tail shaft .
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