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    Steering wheel shake

    When im going from about 40 or so and up my steering wheel starts to shake. What might be the problem? Thanks

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    Wheel balance or bad front end parts comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johny Utah
    When im going from about 40 or so and up my steering wheel starts to shake. What might be the problem? Thanks
    I assume that you're not applying your brakes so we can probably rule out warped rotors causing THIS problem. The most likely possibilities are 1) an out of balance tire/wheel, 2) out of round tire, 3) worn or loose suspension part like a tie rod end, or 4) a bent wheel. If you need a wheel alignment, that usually doesn't cause a vibration problem. An out of alignment condition can cause pulling to one side, wandering (not tracking straight) or improper and uneven tire wear. Hit any curbs or other unyielding objects (like Mustangs) recently?

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    Most likely and wheel balance or tie rod issue like they said above. My experience with balance issues would lead me to believe you had some front end hardware issues though. Most of the time when its a wheel balancing problem is doesn't show itself until 60 or so. Take it to a shop and have them balance the tires then go from there. Any good alignment shop will help you figure it out.

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    As a general rule of thumb-wheel balance problems show up at 35 mph and up.A bad tire will shake at lower speeds and might smooth out at higher speeds.It could be a bent wheel also.Of course have someone experienced shake down the front -end while checking this stuff out.

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    can you feel it in the pedals?

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    Good hopefully it just needs balanced then. I will take it in and see. Thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicky06
    can you feel it in the pedals?

    No can't feel it in the pedals.

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    Brake problems you will only feel when you brake.

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