greenbug
I get a really bad shake in the front end of my 71 super any ideas on repairing this????
 could really use some input

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desiree71SB
I had heard stories of this classic shake, beginning at 45 mph. When I got my 71 Super I wanted to avoid this little problem. With research I learned that many used a strut stablizer bar. So that is what I did. I do not have any shimmy whatsoever in my 71 at any speed. I got mine from MidAmerica Motor Works
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Ryan
A strut bar won't fix the problem if you have it, though it may dampen what you feel if it's only minor.
Check this link out. 
http://www.superbeetlesonly.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1298
--Ryan

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greenbug
Well thank you for your input guys i have replaced the control arm bushings and stabalizer bushings and that got rid of it for a couple of months so i think i will change the steering box pittman arm and rebuild the struts i will let you know the outcome.
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flash

Just use the search feature here in the forum and type in....shake...shimmy etc.  There's tons of advice including what finally fixed mine.

Loren R. Knapp
In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."
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bumblebee73

don't forget about the idler arm bushings, they tend to get loose over time and cause a shake, it is a 10 min. repair.

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MY72BUG
I cured the "Super Shimmy " in MY72BUG by progressively addressing the 1. wheel bearings - grease them the recommended VW way    2. urethane bushings for the stabilizer bar and idler arm - firmer hold than the old black rubber ones   3. new McPherson strut bearing plates under the hood ,4.  the steering box adjustment  and   5.  The simplest and final step -  set the front tire pressure at the recommended setting of 18 PSI.   I was from the crank them up school of tire pressure 30, 32 and even 35 for my other cars.  I ignored the recommendation written inside the glove compartment.   One day I had second thoughts.  That front end is very light and high pressure would induce too much bounce.  I dropped the pressure to 20 PSI in the front  ( still couldn't bear to do 18 ) and that was the end of the problem.  Period!  Try this for yourself.   Dan (MY72BUG) in  Goderich


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