Saturn Outlook Online Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Saturn Outlook Online Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-01-2019 11:06 AM
cnnmlnd60 ok, my 2009 Saturn Outlook is wobbling something aweful. The shop says it needs struts, shocks and something else totalling $2300.00! It is my second car so I am going to park it till spring, then get it ready for vacation.
From reading this board it doesnt look like these items will fix it but I don't want to tell the mechanics what they should be doing.
Guess I'll bring her home this morning and park it for now. $2300.00 is crazy, I've never spent so much on a front end repair.
02-19-2019 09:23 AM
Brian Dog Which Link did you replace? The one that's big and shaped like a S or the upper short ones that are just a little curved?
Thx
08-14-2017 07:12 PM
taffytuc
lateral links

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logen34 View Post
bought my parts (2 links) from Napa and had a front end mechanic change these. parts $75. each...labor and alignment was around +tax....$190. total was $340. dealer wanted $700. for just one lateral link installed.
changed out my lateral links and found that the rubber bushing was soft like a marsh mallow and this fixed it.
12-06-2015 01:49 PM
Spazz882
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

My suspension fells pretty sloppy. Front end bonces a lot. I think its time to replace the shocks anyway, but also going to replace the springs with the H&R Performance Lowering Springs (Front 1.3 | Rear 1.4). Already called and talked to H&R. It will give it a more sporty ride.
04-21-2015 07:11 PM
Logen34
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

bought my parts (2 links) from Napa and had a front end mechanic change these. parts $75. each...labor and alignment was around +tax....$190. total was $340. dealer wanted $700. for just one lateral link installed.
04-19-2015 11:58 AM
kingtony
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

Quote:
Originally Posted by mntnpeak
I had this same problem. It drove me crazy. I thought it was due to my struts, to the point that I had them replaced by a local Goodyear dealer that I go to for my tires. I was frustrated to find that my issue hadn't resolved.
When I took it to my dealer, they took it for a test drive and found that one of the rear lateral links was busted. After the repair, I felt like an idiot for having the struts replaced. At least I won't need to buy struts for a long time
What did the dealer charge to change the lateral links?
04-09-2015 12:28 AM
mntnpeak
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

I had this same problem. It drove me crazy. I thought it was due to my struts, to the point that I had them replaced by a local Goodyear dealer that I go to for my tires. I was frustrated to find that my issue hadn't resolved.
When I took it to my dealer, they took it for a test drive and found that one of the rear lateral links was busted. After the repair, I felt like an idiot for having the struts replaced. At least I won't need to buy struts for a long time
04-04-2015 09:25 AM
doropallo
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

I have a 2008 and was just going to ask if anyone had recommendations of what is wrong when we hit bumps the front end feels like it is dribbling down the road. I never noticed it changing lanes, but a few small bumps in the road and it just keeps bouncing. Did you replace all 3 and did it stop the bouncing and shaking? Sorry for the bold but it is my main question.

I don't drive the car often, it's for my wife, but I also noticed that when I stop at a red light the vehicle starts shaking, like we are in a tremor. After looking around it appears to be the motor mounts. How could GM continue to build a product with known problems? I am very unhappy, this was our 5th brand new GM, and might very well be our last.
03-24-2015 05:55 PM
Jblood98
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

With the help of another forum member, it was determined to be the lateral links. The mechanics couldn't see anything wrong with them while on the car and even after they had them removed but this is what ultimately fixed it. It was a very frustrating problem that was very difficult to diagnose. Tires showed excessive inside wear that I did not discover until they were beyond saving. I had two independent shops say they could find nothing wrong with the suspension.
03-06-2015 09:45 PM
electbc
Re: 2007 Outook Unstable when driving Sways sideways back and forth

Are you the original owner? Has it been in a collision?
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome