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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-05, 07:01 PM
joncass1@gmail.com
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Philadelphia Volvo Mechanic

I've got a 1991 240 wagon (160K) with a shake in the steering column
from 40-50 mph (just got used tires put on the front to replace worn
ones, I suspect that they're the problem). I'm new to Philly, any
recommendations for mechanics?
Thanks,
Jon

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: Philadelphia Volvo Mechanic

joncass1@gmail.com wrote:

>I've got a 1991 240 wagon (160K) with a shake in the steering column
>from 40-50 mph (just got used tires put on the front to replace worn
>ones, I suspect that they're the problem). I'm new to Philly, any
>recommendations for mechanics?
>Thanks,
>Jon


Go back to the tie store and tell them about it. They might recheck
the balance at no charge or you may even have a bad tire. Start with
that. That's assuming that the shake started with the installation of
teh new tires.

After that, look for any foreign car repair shop - pick 3. Have each
of them inspect the front end and see if their results agree. This way
YOU can find a good shop just by talking to the folks.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-05, 04:02 PM
joncass1@gmail.com
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Thanks - I'll start shopping around. By the way, I took it to NTB in
King of Prussia and they did a balancing, or should I say a balancing
act, since the shake is still there. Ah well.

 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-05, 04:02 PM
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joncass1@gmail.com wrote:

>Thanks - I'll start shopping around. By the way, I took it to NTB in
>King of Prussia and they did a balancing, or should I say a balancing
>act, since the shake is still there. Ah well.
>

move front tires to back and back to front and see if that helps. if
not, then it isn't the tires...
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'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
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