Steering column shaking. Front end shimmying back and forth. on 2009 Pontiac G5

Started with steering wheel shaking while accelerating. Now the whole front end shimmy's left to right.

by in Des Plaines, IL on August 27, 2013
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on August 27, 2013
Need to check ball joints, tie rod ends and stabilizer end links.
COMMENT by on August 27, 2013
Thank you. I was also told it could be a bad tire by my mechanic who called me just now from Greece. Nice of him to call but he certainly can't help.
COMMENT by on August 27, 2013
A bad tire can make a lot of vibration but it will usually only pull in one direction...not back and forth as you described. Worth checking them though.
COMMENT by on August 27, 2013
I just bought new tites. Turns out that was the problem. And a much needed alignment. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it.
ANSWER by on August 27, 2013
ALSO CK TIRE WEAR
COMMENT by on August 27, 2013
Yep. You nailed it. Four new tires and an alignment and Im good to go :)