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Accelerating..front end..Wheels have been balanced and aligned

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What causes the car to shimmy when accelerating . Appears to be in front end. Wheels have been balanced and aligned
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Hammer Time replied 10 years ago.

If it's only happening under acceleration, it's very likely a bad inboard C/V joint. If the engine has any broken motor mounts, that will exaggerate the problem.


The trick will be to figure out which side is causing it.

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