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Shimmy question again.... (archive)

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Posted by RussianBoy on August 02, 2001 at 14:23:08:

After changing control arms and balancing my wheels with Hunter 4 months ago - I got the shimmy ghost back.
I went to Palm Springs this weekend and when i came back - shimmy started.(God....I am so tired of shimmy)
Anyway, my thoughts are - since my car was standing 2 days in 110 F heat i suspect that weights fell down on one of my wheels, my other thought is (someone posted this before) - my shocks, i think went "south". My left shock is making weird noises (sounds like change in your pocket) and the whole front end feels loose - like i am on a boat. I remember that someone posted that new shocks eliminated the shimmy - does it make any sense????
I hope i didn't bend the wheel again.
What else (besides arms, wheel balance...etc) would give you a shimmy???
Will the "out of alignment" wheels give you shimmy?
Sorry for weird english....
Thank you for all responses

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