2005 Ford Focus Q&A

2005 Ford Focus Question: Front end shimmy

Since new, there is a pronounced front end shimmy. Comes on at about 35 mph and goes away at 40 mph. Have had tires balanced and rotated and front end aligned - no effect. Any ideas on cause and fix? Thanks -
Answer 1
Sounds like out of balance condition, but I have a old GTO that did the same thing and the tire shop installed new tires and balanced them and it still had a shimmy, so went to a different shop and had the tires rebalanced and sure enough on of the tires was out of balance -
Comment 1
replace your pitman are and idler arm -
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