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    Thread: Car shakes/vibrates when turning left, what is the problem?

    1. Member EMVeeDub's Avatar
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      09-25-2009 02:01 PM #1
      Recently my car started experiencing a shaking / vibrating whenever I turn left, especially during acceleration and a tight left turn.

      The vibrations remain momentarily after the car straightens back out but does go away after a bit.

      This is a 2006 MkV GTI bone stock with 25k miles and original suspension, tires, etc.

      Anyone know what could cause this?

      Thanks




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      09-25-2009 02:20 PM #2
      possibly cv joint? did you hit any huge pot holes? how about when you turn hard right?
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      09-25-2009 02:25 PM #3
      First thing first, before you drive the car again, make sure your wheel lugs are correctly torqued. If that's not it, I'm thinking a right-hand side wheel bearing.

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      09-25-2009 02:39 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by GtiBoogiemann »
      possibly cv joint? did you hit any huge pot holes? how about when you turn hard right?

      I haven't hit any big potholes, and it does not do anything when I turn right.


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      09-25-2009 02:40 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by cxg231 »
      First thing first, before you drive the car again, make sure your wheel lugs are correctly torqued. If that's not it, I'm thinking a right-hand side wheel bearing.

      I will check the lugs when I get out of work. Is there any way to tell if it's a wheel bearing without getting dirty?


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      09-25-2009 02:51 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by EMVeeDub »
      Is there any way to tell if it's a wheel bearing without getting dirty?

      If you don't mind getting just your hands dirty you can grasp the top of the wheel/tire firmly and yank it hard in and out (in and out as you face the wheel). If the bearing is really bad you will feel play in the hub as you yank the wheel.

      If that passes, later on when you are not in your lilly whites Jack the car up, secure it properly on jack stands and yank the wheel again as above (but not so hard you knock the car off the jack stands!). If the bearing is medium-bad you will feel the play in the hub.

      If the bearing is just starting to go the only way to tell really is to inspect the bearing itself. Not a clean job.


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      09-25-2009 02:57 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by cxg231 »

      If you don't mind getting just your hands dirty you can grasp the top of the wheel/tire firmly and yank it hard in and out (in and out as you face the wheel). If the bearing is really bad you will feel play in the hub as you yank the wheel.

      If that passes, later on when you are not in your lilly whites Jack the car up, secure it properly on jack stands and yank the wheel again as above (but not so hard you knock the car off the jack stands!). If the bearing is medium-bad you will feel the play in the hub.

      If the bearing is just starting to go the only way to tell really is to inspect the bearing itself. Not a clean job.

      Ok cool, I will give it a shot Thanks!


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      09-25-2009 06:10 PM #8
      Yes, it means that your car is not qualified for NASCAR.

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    9. 09-25-2009 06:21 PM #9
      probebly cv joint,wheel bearings make a low wineing/hum noise when they go,have a look at the cv boot,they come off at one end and all the grease comes out which leads to the cv joint failing

    10. 11-28-2010 10:46 PM #10
      I'm pretty sure it's the outer tie rod end - left. I had the same exact problem. I took my car today at pep boys and they took a look at it. It was the outer tie rod end - left. They fixed it for me and the car was driving back to normal. This costs about $180.00 including labor and everything. You could find the part at NAPA, Advance Auto Parts or Pep Boys.

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