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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Question: Why does my 1989 shake violently when I go over a bump in the road

 

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mypasadena, Leesburg, VA, March 27, 2012, 07:02
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I've had a wheel alignment and balancing. It does fine at speeds so far up to 70mph. but hit a bump or pothole and it shakes terribly.

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    WATERLOO MOTORS INC. from Waterloo Motors Inc, March 27, 2012, 15:08
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    Your steering dampner has failed

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    mypasadena, March 27, 2012, 18:55
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    Thank you!! How much should the repair for a steering dampner cost? Will I damage my car if I drive it for about two weeks?

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    WATERLOO MOTORS INC., March 29, 2012, 03:53
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    replacement cost parts and labor $170.00 you should be ok but slow down until you can afford the repair

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    Auto Japan (10 Answers) , Santa Rosa, CA - (707) 549-6837
    Auto Japan March 27, 2012, 16:52
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    I would suggest to have the alignment double checked making sure the caster setting is correct.

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    mypasadena, March 27, 2012, 18:57
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    okay, thanks!

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