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ive noticed my steering wheel shakes whenever i get on the freeway or when i drive faster than 60mph. whats the deal? anybody know what the problem is?
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Wheel balance or alignment... check those out.

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Originally posted by swift707@Oct 5 2004, 03:01 PM
ive noticed my steering wheel shakes whenever i get on the freeway or when i drive faster than 60mph. whats the deal? anybody know what the problem is?
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if that doesnt work control arm or ball joints may cause that shaking
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Ball joints or the control arm bushings (control arms do not often fail). There are bushings on the end of the control arms that do wear out.
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put proper tire pressure in your tires, and it will help out
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Get your rims checked for dents. Which throws off the balance. So uh.. yeah, what he said...

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1)REPLACE TIRES
2)CHECK ALIGNMENT
3)CHECK RSM
problem should be solved.

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I wouldn't replace the tires until after I have checked the balance and alignment.

If your tires are well worn it might be a good time to replace them though.
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thanks guys for the help, ill check it out.
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