1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
Your steering dampner has failed -
Comment 1
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? -
Comment 2
replacement cost parts and labor $170.00 you should be ok but slow down until you can afford the repair -
Answer 2
I would suggest to have the alignment double checked making sure the caster setting is correct. -
Comment 1
okay, thanks! -