The front end shakes slightly on 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

The front end of my car shakes slightly when driving at high speeds (freeway) or when braking while going down hill. What could be wrong, and is it costly to fix?

by in Madison, WI on August 25, 2010
3 answers
ANSWER by on August 25, 2010
Could be a combination of out-of-balance or out-of-round tires and warped front brake discs. Would then need tire balance and remachine or replace brake rotors and replace brake pads. Could also be that you have loose suspension parts (tie rod ends?) in front end. Could get dangerous in an awkward driving situation. Recommend check this one out right away- out of balance tires are easy & cheap to fix. A front brake job is more but it's worth checking to see while tires are off for balancing. At that time check for loose suspension parts, that could be expensive but not as likely as first suggestions. You have to know for safety's sake.
ANSWER by on October 25, 2010
believe it or not it might be the engine mounts. I have a 94 caravan and this happened to me. The engine sags and the front axles aren't at the right angles anymore and essentially start twisting the wheels up and down.
ANSWER by on February 18, 2011
roation of tires and balance them,also
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