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FAQ 61

Question: My Bug has a shake and shimmy. Usually it happens between 45 and 55 mph. What's up? This seems really dangerous.

Answer: It is dangerous and you should fix it right away. If you have a regular Beetle see:


If you have a Super Beetle (deeply curved windshield) then things are different. You may have to replace most of the front end parts. Once fixed, this should be fine for a long time. I'm not an expert on the Super, but from reading the order of parts replacement is: rebalance tires, check tire pressure, front end alignment, all the rubber bushings, tie rod ends, struts, brake drums. That should fix things. People often forget to replace brake drums because they rarely cause shaking on other cars.

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