Q: Intermittant front end vibration like a front flat tire,,

asked by on

I have a 04 seville SLS,,last nite while driving about 50 mph straight I experienced a front wheel bad vibration, just like having a flat, (front end flat tire like vibration, harder steering and slight pull but lasting only 5-8 seconds then all ok),but no tire was flat,,i continued and it did it 3 more times in 8 miles each event lasting only 5-8 seconds,,, brakes and all fluid levils are finecould this be cv joint or wheel bearing,,
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Gary. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. In many instances, what you are describing can be caused by a damaged CV joint, wheel bearings, lower ball joint or even a strut mount that is loose. A wheel weight that falls off the tire / rim can also create this type of extreme vibration. However, since it happened for only a few seconds, it is also possible that road conditions may have contributed to this as well. If you’d like, one of our mobile mechanics can come to your location to complete a car is vibrating inspection, so they can test drive the vehicle with you and attempt to replicate the symptoms you are describing. This is often the best way to diagnose a problem and ensure the right repairs are completed.

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. Intermittant front end vibration like a front flat tire,,

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: i am buying a catless downpipe for my cadillac ats 2.o t awd. will this set off any check engine lights

If you remove the catalytic converter, the check engine light will turn on and it will turn on even if you retain the downstream oxygen sensor that is on your car. Under almost all circumstances, Federal EPA requirements do not...

Q: Q: Engine wont start

It sounds like you may have experienced some internal transmission damage. This vehicle is a front wheel drive car so the transmission is in the front of the vehicle rather than under the front seat. Due to the placement of...

Q: Bad instrument cluster

With a reoccurring issue like this, you can almost guarantee that another malfunction is causing the failure. If this cluster has failed, you will end up needing another one. But do not replace it until you know what the main...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...