Driving my car has become a terrifying experience lately, and it’s only been getting worse. I’m getting desperate since I have no mechanical experience and everyone thinks I’m crazy because no mechanics can find anything wrong with it.
-Had all calipers, rotors, brakes pads, brake hoses, front control arm bushings, rear sway bar linkages, and tie rod ends replaced in the past year, along with 2 alignments.
-Car has has 2 safety inspections in the past month at different mechanics. The most recent one 2 weeks ago found nothing wrong.
-A year ago, the old calipers all seized one by one on the car, subjecting nearby parts to extreme heat.
-Suspension components I have not mentioned replacing are original. It still has the original bearings, shocks, etc.
-Unstable, weaves side to side at speeds over 20mph.
-Steering wheel does not turn along with the weaving.
-Brake pedal feels “loose”. Car still stops fine.
-Very noisy, cyclical warbling and intermittent humming that gets louder at higher speeds.
-Faint burning smell, coming from wheel wells, especially the front wheels.
-Cupping on all tires.
I jacked up the car in an attempt to test it myself, but I could not rock the wheels at all, nor could I get them to spin freely (in Neutral, engine off). Brake fluid levels are normal, trans fluid is normal, oil is normal, and the only thing that looks suspicious is that the driver rear wheel well rim is ~1 inch closer to the top of the tire than the passenger rear.
I swear I’m not crazy…