Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Jerking and tremors at high speeds

asked by on

My car has about 75,500 miles on it. It’s been jerking allot lately and has bad tremors. It does this mostly when I’m driving from 45 to 55 mph. I went to have my front end and wheels balanced but it didn’t help. When I took it to the repair shop they said it was because my tie rods were corroded and 2 shocks were leaking. Do you think they know what they're doing? Do you know what I can do to fix this? I want to do it myself. Would aftermarket parts work well in my car?

There are some aftermarket vendors that make high quality parts comparable to the factory parts. Leaking shocks and badly worn steering components can cause drivability concerns like the one your are experiencing, but after the parts are replaced the vehicle must be aligned or tire wear will suffer. For the best results, have both of the services done at the same facility.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Clunking noise from front of car when driving slowly or turning slowly

Hi there. Most clunking sounds, especially while turning, are attributed to worn out bearings or bushings - especially CV joints, tie rod ends, and also stabilizer bar joints. Not sure why it would only happen while it is hot outside,...

Q: Steering wheel turns all the way around after getting stuck in the snow.

You must of damaged and broke the steering gear on the car. I would suggest you have the car towed. If the steering turns all the way around and around then the air bag clock spring may have also got...

Q: Gear shift stuck in park

Typically when I have come across vehicles with problems similar to those of your Mercedes, it is usually due to a faulty brake switch. However, by adding water to the equation, this makes it a more serious concern. It is...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...