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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:03 am 

Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:20 am
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Location: Dunnellon FL.
My Dad's 97 high mileage Metro has a jingly (something loose) sound in the front end when going over bumps at low speed. It drives fine when driving until you surpass 60 + MPH then the front end starts to shimmy until you slow down to 60 or under. I've put it up on blocks and checked the lower (only) ball joints, Put side to side pressure on the steering rods and ends while someone tried to steer it and no obvious play anywhere I can detect. When you turn the steering wheel even a little the tires react, no delay. I did change the left front tire with one off of my Metro and high speed front end shimmy all but disappeared. Just a very faint shimmy feel. Is there anything in the strut towers that might be where the rattling washer sound is coming from when it is driven over bumps ? As said, the front end has no obvious loose/worn out parts but doe's make sloppy sounds. Again the front struts maybe ?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:29 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:44 pm
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Location: ohio
The jingly sound while going over bumps could be the exhaust hitting the front stabilizer bar the clearance between the exhaust and stabilizer bar is very tight . Look under the car and see if you can locate. I had this same problem when I had new exhaust ran I had the exhaust shop run it a little higher fixed the problem.I'm not sure if overtime the exhaust hangers wimp out and sag not really sure. As far as the shimmy in the front end I think its possible you have a tire that's not balanced ,once you get to higher speed the tires show the imbalance. I used to work for a tire shop and seen a few cars that had this same problem. Let me know if you figure it out curious to see what you find out.

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