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      12-12-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, just recently I've found that when I drive over 60kph (38mph) my steering wheel begins to shake and gets worse as I go faster. I've tried to get into the shop but it looks like the 20th is the soonest. I checked to make sure my wheel lugs were torqued correctly. Any thoughts as to what it might be?
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      12-12-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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caster adjustment.. not a big deal at all
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      12-12-2011, 01:56 AM   #3
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I would be guessing bent wheel or a wheel weight that fell off first....
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      12-12-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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I highly doubt it is caster and here are two reasons why: 1) Alignment problems don't usually cause shaking issues, usually they cause handling issues and abnormal tire wear. 2) There is no reason for the caster to suddenly change and cause a shaking problem, unless you hit something really hard.

Go to a tire shop and have them spin all four wheels/tires on a wheel balancer. This way you will be able to tell if the tires are in need of balancing of if you have a bent rim. You don't need to go to a dealer for this...... any reputable tire shop can do it for you.

One other possibility is: If you guys got snow recently then a build-up of ice and snow on your wheels can cause this problem also.
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      12-12-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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tire bubbles perhaps? or as a previous poster said, maybe bent or cracked wheel. could be a few things. but good luck and hope you get it fixed sooner. better safe than sorry...
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      12-12-2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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I would be guessing bent wheel or a wheel weight that fell off first....
this, the wheel weight part. probably an imbalanced wheel.
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      12-12-2011, 10:30 AM   #7
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Hi everyone, just recently I've found that when I drive over 60kph (38mph) my steering wheel begins to shake and gets worse as I go faster. I've tried to get into the shop but it looks like the 20th is the soonest. I checked to make sure my wheel lugs were torqued correctly. Any thoughts as to what it might be?
Are you running spacers?
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      12-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #8
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Like others have said the wheel balance sounds like the issue. Bad Alignments don't cause the wheel to shake.
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Either a very big wheel weight fell off or bent wheel...
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      12-12-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the posts guys. Just to note I have not hit my car recently so I don't see how the wheel can be bent and I do not have any spacers either. I'll try to get into a wheel shop to check on the wheel balance. Hopefully that's the problem.
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Wheel weight... no biggie
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Shake in the wheel = front wheel balance issue
Shake in seat of pants = rear wheel balance issue

Just a basic piece of advice that has served me well since I got it
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BTW... why do you go by fentanyl?

Some people might find that a little concerning
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BTW... why do you go by fentanyl?

Some people might find that a little concerning
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      12-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #15
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Haha. Well I'm sure you all know what fentanyl is and if you don't its a great drug that can really help ppl (that's if you don't abuse it). Does that answer ur question turbo8765?
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was it snowing? could be snow stuck on or around ur rotor or can be as simple as a wheel alignment or a wheel weight fell off, dont worry not that big of a deal, take it in to a independent shop locally if the wait is that long, easy fix
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      12-13-2011, 02:08 PM   #18
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Update:

Went to a wheel shop and they found one of my tires forming welts or bubbles when the went to do a tire balance. They didn't really give me a good explaination as to how or why it happened most a tire defect they say. Keeping in mind I've been using these tires for about 3 winters. Well hopefully this doesn't happen to the other tires. Thanks again guys
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