Q: Front right passenger side Shaking

asked by on

ng yourknowledge. I am now maintaining a 2003 Ford windstar van that has been in it's share to Rough spots especially suffering in the front right passenger side...After experiencing an abnormal amount the shaking I realized it was time to replace my two front tires and get an alignment. I had the right passenger side strut replaced about 5months ago and I felt the difference but still not a smooth ride...After getting the front tires replaced the mechanic let me know they didn't want to do the alignment because the LEFT side strut should have been replaced and I nees to outer tire rods. No problem I get the parts return and turn the car straight so the mechanic can work...He begins to take the front RIGHT tire off noticing the car had a deformity it what may be the chassis...the car has been through a lot on that side but replacing the frame of a car may not be worth it...Question: if one side of your vehicle is constantly rocking what are the possible root issues?

My car has 200 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you have frame damage on the right side that did not get fixed or was hidden from you when you bought it, then your vehicle may not be repairable. I suggest having a body shop check the frame damage to see if there is damage that is unsafe. If you find that the frame has been straightened and is okay, get the work done and parts that are bad replaced.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Front right passenger side Shaking

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My van loses power going uphill sputters like it's going to die I've changed my fuel filter and it has not helped

Hello. If the vehicle only does this while going uphill and no other times then it is usually caused by a failing catalytic converter or a weak fuel pump. Both of these will cause this as well as a failure...

Q: Getting various error codes

Sounds like you have several things going on. The first code P0220 is usually set because of a variance in voltage. This is sometimes due to a loose ground connection. A mechanic should be able to look up power and...

Q: Q: Vehicle shaking

Hi. Out of balance wheels are typically the most common cause for shakes or vibrations, but there are many other possible causes. They include, loose suspension/ steering parts, an engine misfire, or even a tire that has a bubble or...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...