Car shakes

Asked by Jul 25, 2017 at 06:59 AM about the 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I have a Cadillac CTS and the steering wheel
shakes whenever it goes above 20mph I took it to
the dealer and first they said it needed tire balance,
so went back to get that and then they said that it
didn't need that it needed new bearings (400) and
new wheels, but even getting that done they still
wouldn't be sure the shaking would stop. Sounds
like bs to me.. anyone know?? Thanks.

4 Answers

4,515

Me personally the dealer would be the last place I take a car , it's unfortunate that people can't be trusted , with the wheel in the air you can grab the wheel and see if there's any play in it , up ,down , side to side , there shouldn't be any , if there is you'd have to find the problem , if there's not I would start with balancing the wheels , Did this happen out of the blue ? If it's that bad it doesn't sound safe to drive . Any shop would suggest more than one component plus an alignment .

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you for replying, I don't know how long the issue has been going on for because I bought the car used I have a month now and whenever it's at 20mph and over it starts to shake. Funny thing is I bumped into the mechanic at the dealer and he told me it was rotation issue and they gave me a paper stating that but when I went in for it they told me they had to diagnose it again and then 2hrs later told me it was a bearing issue that would cost be 500$ and the fact that he didn't know whether me paying that would fix the issue really upset me. So I'm going to take your advice and go somewhere else and get the rotation done hopefully that's the issue. Also I just noticed none of the tires are the same brand and two in the front are different sizes and two in back are different as well. Thanks again.

4,515

I think you have VERY loose tie rod ends or other front end component , the front tires should match and if they are in decent condition , without humps or uneven tread wear , they shouldn't cause vibration like that , if it was like that from the day you bought it then the seller may be liable under lemon laws , see if there's like an angies list or something to find a garage that won't rob you .

I think it's your front bearing

Your Answer

CTS

Looking for a Used CTS in your area?

CarGurus has 378 nationwide CTS listings starting at $2,500.

Postal Code:

Cadillac CTS Experts

  • #1
    Brandon Foster
    Reputation
    1,430
  • #2
    Gaetano Viesti
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #3
    Msparker1121
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac CTS-V
17 listings starting at $13,995
Used Cadillac SRX
40 Great Deals out of 424 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chrysler 300
110 Great Deals out of 862 listings starting at $934
Used Cadillac Escalade
4 Great Deals out of 500 listings starting at $8,999
Used Dodge Charger
59 Great Deals out of 736 listings starting at $3,900
Used Cadillac STS
13 listings starting at $7,995
Used Cadillac DTS
25 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW 3 Series
142 Great Deals out of 2,031 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
522 listings starting at $7,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Cadillac CTS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 75 listings starting at $29,481
2016 Cadillac CTS For Sale
14 listings starting at $32,988
2015 Cadillac CTS For Sale
14 listings starting at $26,990
2014 Cadillac CTS For Sale
24 listings starting at $23,800
2013 Cadillac CTS For Sale
13 listings starting at $15,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.