- posted 11 years ago
The wife has finally given up on her car. She has this strange
philosophy not to listen to or trust me. As a side note my kid pulled
that on me last night about geometry and said yeap yeap I understand
and then called her friend to see how she did the problem. Anyhow, I
get to try to fix the car now.
It has been shimmying for awhile now through the steering wheel and
seems to be coming from the front left at somewhere over 60.
It is a 2006 Hyundai elantra with Bridgestne tires. There have been
two brand new sets put on the front and a brand new rim. I got a hold
of it once and rotated the tires and rolled them when they where
barely off the shop floor and seemed pretty round. At the 2nd set the
tire place said to have the front end aligned. So she has someone else
do that and forgot to tell them why. So, it still does the same thing
and she calls them back and one of the guys tells her that is all they
can do and to find someone else, well the owner of the company over
heard that and they picked the car up. They report back that none of
the tires are balanced, so they do that. Well it still has the
I told her not to buy a brand new rim, that can't possibly be the
problem. And now the tire place didn't balance, WTF. All I can think
of is that she bent the axle, someone didn't put the bearings together
right on a brake job (something funny about this car makes brake
places cringe that I've yet to understand), or both places are not
doing their job on purpose.
Well, I've got 10 times more important things to do than throw a big
city shit fit on these people. Which I should do, to both! Or go to a
different place and demand to watch.
I don't have a book on the car or tryed to take it apart to find out
what is so hard about this particular car's front end. The car is even
in my name and I've maybe drove it 20 miles. Also, I bought it brand
new, but it sat on the lot for a good year, so it is only 4 years old
so to speak.
Oh, and they made her pay for a second warranty for the tires when
they replaced them under warranty. What planet is this warranty from?
What should say to a new place to clear the problem? Maybe a dealer
thing 100 miles away? Could it just be her taking it in, in the 21st