Here’s one. Don’t know if it’s easy or not…I was proud to figure it out, though.
As I left the house, I turned up my collar to the cold and winced at the brightness. Yesterday’s snow had changed into a real “parka-and-sunglasses” kinda day.
The night before, the car was driving flawlessly, getting me home from the ski resort. The next day, however, there was a pronounced shimmy that got very noticeable (worryingly so) at highway speeds.
Immediately, I questioned the tightness of the lug nuts, and prepared to exit. As I did so, I realized another likely answer. I stopped, verified the lug nuts were OK…and touched a part of the car.
In so doing, I determined the cause of my troubles, that it was benign, and would shortly fix itself…as it did.
What was wrong with the car? What did I touch?