I have a 2006 impala and as of Wednesday i experienced my car wobbling what could be the cause of this?

Wednesday i started experiencing my car wobble and im afraid to drive it. I was thinking i may need an alinement but i called jiffy lube and they told me that it would be my tire ridd to cause the wobbling… what is the REAL cause of my car wobbling???
My car has an automatic transmission.
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Hi…I will help you with this. There are quite a few components in a vehicle’s suspension and so it is hard to predict definitively what the cause is until the vehicle is inspected. If you want your vehicle’s suspension inspected by a certified Mechanic to pinpoint the problem and estimate the cost of any required repairs, please request a suspension inspection and the responding certified Mechanic will get your concerns addressed promptly and thoroughly.

To give you an advance idea, though, of some of the possible "causes", here are a few: tire defects such as internal (unseen) cord separation, uneven tire inflation, bent wheel rims, loose lug nuts, damage to suspension components, very loose wheel bearings (you would usually hear lots of noise though), loose motor/transmission mounts and so forth. The good news is what you are describing sounds pretty noticeable and so a trained mechanic will be able to pinpoint the problem relatively quickly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Wheel, Tyre or Brake Faults

If your car wobbles, vibrates or shakes while you`re moving, there`s a good chance there`s a problem with the wheels or tyres. Wheel and tyre issues account for the majority of death wobbles out on the road, so regular maintenance and upkeep are essential.

This is usually caused by loose suspension parts or bearings. What happens here is that a loose suspension component can allow the front end to start wobbling, like when you hit a bump, and once the wobbling starts, you have to slow down, or even stop to correct it.
Suspension Warning Signs

Continued bouncing after hitting bumps or a dipping when braking. A drifting or pulling to one side when turning corners. One side of the parked car sitting lower than the other side. Difficult steering.

Maintain Proper Tire Pressure: Common triggers for the death wobble include over-inflated, under-inflated, or mismatched tire pressures. To prevent the death wobble from occurring, you should make sure to check your tire pressure regularly and deflate or inflate your tires as necessary.
The source of the problem could be from tires that are not balanced or a worn-out spark plug. It could also be loose lug nuts. A car also vibrates for a number of reasons when you accelerate. Typically it`s from a damaged inner CV joint.
The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires. If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake. This shaking starts at around 50-55 miles per hour (mph). It gets worse around 60 mph but starts to get better at high speeds.
The most common reasons for your car to excessively vibrate are a problem with your tyres, wheels, brakes, steering, suspension, axle or engine.
Poor wheel alignment – this can cause damage to your tires and the suspension system, and make it hard to control your vehicle. A symptom of this includes your vehicle pulling to one side while driving. Bad shocks or struts – shocks and struts can break down and leak over time, which can decrease their efficiency.
Fortunately, fixing steering and suspension problems is an easy fix. Most auto repair shops will do a diagnostics check to rule out any major problems and will tell you what needs to be fixed. However, auto repair shops also are best for major problems.
Worn rod ends and bent tie rods can cause the telltale signs of death wobble: steering wheel shake, chassis vibration, and wandering. A good tie rod will have adequate rotational movement at the joint but will not have any up-and-down or side-to-side play.
Wobbling wheels are most commonly caused by unbalanced wheels or suspension issues. Wobbling wheels are bad signs on any car. If the wobble can be felt through the steering wheel and you`re having trouble keeping your car pointed straight, the issue is even more serious.
Wheel Balance

When your car vibrates every time you drive at 50-70 mph, it is most likely that your wheels are out of balance. The vibrations will emanate from the steering wheel across the seat and through the vehicle`s floor.

1 mm wobble is certainly acceptable (to me, anyway) but 2 mm is marginal. This requires at least a 3 mm brake block clearance to allow for the inevitable flexibility in the bike structure and could make setting the brakes up to full efficiency more difficult.
A worn out or faulty spark plug is a leading cause why your car engine vibrates or shakes uncontrollably. A worn out spark plug can prevent the fuel-air mixture to not get properly ignited in the cylinders, thus leading to misfiring.
One of the main reasons why your vehicle could be vibrating at idle could be due to worn out spark plugs. When a vehicle`s spark plug is faulty, it can interfere with the air-fuel ratio leading to improperly firing cylinders, resulting in a misfire while idling. Replacing your spark plugs will solve this problem.
A worn out or faulty spark plug is a leading cause why your car engine vibrates or shakes uncontrollably. A worn out spark plug can prevent the fuel-air mixture to not get properly ignited in the cylinders, thus leading to misfiring.

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I have a 2006 impala and as of Wednesday i experienced my car wobbling what could be the cause of this?
ANSWER : Hi…I will help you with this. There are quite a few components in a vehicle’s suspension and so it is hard to predict definitively what the cause is until the vehicle is inspected. If you want your vehicle’s suspension inspected by a certified Mechanic to pinpoint the problem and estimate the cost of any required repairs, please request a suspension inspection and the responding certified Mechanic will get your concerns addressed promptly and thoroughly.

To give you an advance idea, though, of some of the possible "causes", here are a few: tire defects such as internal (unseen) cord separation, uneven tire inflation, bent wheel rims, loose lug nuts, damage to suspension components, very loose wheel bearings (you would usually hear lots of noise though), loose motor/transmission mounts and so forth. The good news is what you are describing sounds pretty noticeable and so a trained mechanic will be able to pinpoint the problem relatively quickly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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ANSWER : The control circuit for the fans needs to be checked. For example, there is usually a condenser fan relay in the A/C electrical controls. There could be a fault with that relay and/or wiring problems, perhaps even just a loose connection, blown or loose fuse, and so forth. To resolve something like this, the recommended service is an electrical component diagnostic. If you request that diagnostic service, the responding certified mechanic will get the problem pinpointed and resolved. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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