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Suzuki SX4, Suspension
#1 of 34 SX4 front end shimmy
Jul 27, 2007 (6:57 pm)
I just got my SX4 on tuesday and it has a shimmy in the front while going down the road. Does anyone else have this problem? They balanced the tires but I still have the problem.
#2 of 34 Re: SX4 front end shimmy [ronsyl]
Jul 29, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Did you buy your car new? If you bought it used, the previous owner may have had the same problem, and solved it by getting rid of the car. I've been on quite a few SX4 websites and haven't heard this to be a problem. It could be lots of things, but I would suspect a defect in one of the front tires, or a wheel problem. If you haven't already tried this, you might try swapping tires and wheels front to back, and see if you can notice any difference.
#3 of 34 Re: SX4 front end shimmy [dudeboy]
Jul 29, 2007 (2:56 pm)
I bought it brand new I had the tires balanced they said they were a little out of balance but that has not fixed the problem. I am going back to the dealer some day this week. i was hoping someone could give me some info to help the dealer get some ideas.
thanks for the reply
#4 of 34 Re: SX4 front end shimmy [ronsyl]
Aug 01, 2007 (2:29 pm)
Go to a shop that specializes in suspensions...have them put the car on a lift and check EVERYTHING on the undercarriage. If they find any problem go back to your dealer and ask for a regional Suzuki engineer ..do not tolerate " it will quiet down after break-in" You spent a lot of money be aggressive.
#5 of 34 Re: SX4 front end shimmy [theking]
Aug 01, 2007 (2:49 pm)
I called the dealer on tuesday and told them that the shimmy was still there. the man said he was going to call and see if there were any reported problems. I still have not heard back from him. Plan to call again tomorrow
#6 of 34 Re: SX4 front end shimmy [ronsyl]
Aug 01, 2007 (4:32 pm)
I have not seen this to be a issue. I would sugest sticking with a suzuki dealer and finding one with a road force balance machine. Most likley a bad tire or wheel. Thay can also sway tires and wheels from another one. I would not get to crazy yet a cool head works both ways.
#8 of 34 Steering wheel locked up!!!
Nov 09, 2007 (9:02 pm)
I was driving to school/work the other morning and i was coming out of a curve and my steering wheel locked up. I slammed on my brakes about getting whiplash. and i got my steering back.. anyone have problems like this??
#10 of 34 Popping coming from front end when turning
Nov 09, 2007 (9:05 pm)
When i turn my wheel and go over like a bump or sometimes even with my wheel straight.. there is a loud popping coming from R finder, kinda like an axle.. but they cant find anything wrong, anything happening to anyone else?