Espace Shaking/Wobbling - Please Help!

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum but thought someone might be able to help. I have a 1993 Espace 2.1td. Since we've had it we've had a wobble at approx 35mph (feels like someone pushing the car side to side) I have changed the steering rack (horrible job) due to a leak, replaced the lower rear front bushes, put new discs and pads on, and even changed the wheels and tyres (second hand). Even told the MOT station and he said he checked everything to no avail but suggested a faulty tyre usually causes that problem (hence I replaced the wheels/tyres). I suspect a few things, driveshaft (although from experience the espace ones just pop out when worn!) and also knock on lock, the gearbox (unlikely due to speed related) or faulty front shocks. Could anyone out there help, or give me any advise? Many Thanks and all the best to all on 'ask an owner.com'

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PauldPauld23 Jun 2005
Check the chassis alignment maybe the car was in a shunt at some time
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gijs-espacegijs-espace19 Jun 2005
Hi, I have a 1995 2.1td which had exactly the same problem but at bit higher speed 45 mph. It is most certainly one or two drive shafts. You can buy just one and change it either left or right and experience the result. Also check the wheel bearings for play. I myself changed both of the drive shafts and the wobbling was gone.
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ludger veenkerludger veenker15 Jun 2005
i'm sorry no bells are ringing by me. A strange story I would say. All the best! Ludger
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daphnepauldaphnepaul15 Jun 2005
The only thing I can think of is indeed the allignment.... good luck!
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ginetta_ukginetta_uk15 Jun 2005
Hi Sorry, but I can't offer much help. The only thing I can think of is check the front -to- rear weel allignment. An offset may cause this problem. good luck andy
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ctsewartctsewart15 Jun 2005
NO clue on that one!
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