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      08-23-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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HD VIDEO: Steering wheel shake

I thought I'd take a video for those that don't understand the frustration of others when they talk about steering wheel shake also known as steering wheel vibration.
This seems to only occur between 40-60mph... I've gone triple digits and the steering wheel is fine.

www.youtube.com/embed/RsjvLzLOm74


I'm thinking I'll:
-Check tire pressure
-Balance wheels/tires w/ roadforce
-Check for out of round / bent wheel
-Alignment
-Bring the steering wheel back to the 12 oclock position. Currently it rests at the 12:02 position
-All else fails, replace bushings on control arms
-Pray I don't need new thrust arms or a ball joint

The steering wheel does not move in triple digit speeds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqkLkzwMQX0

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      08-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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Out of balance tire or bent wheel most likely. Look at your front wheels and see if you have thrown any weights (i.e., the weights have fallen off - you may have clean spots on the wheels in the shape of the weights where they were or fairly clean weight adhesive tape residue left where a weight recently had been). If not, and the weights look like they are all still in place on the front wheels, you may have a bent wheel. The two items noted above assume this a recent and sudden development. If this has been progressive over time it could be tire or suspension related.
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wheel bearings is a possibility also make sure hub is clean and rotor is seated properly
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probably wheel balance since it's at a definite speed

worn bushings will also amplify this effect
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You said is not shaking when braking. How about this shake being amplified after very hard high speed braking? Do several hard high speed braking and let the car naturally slow down to the speed when the shake starts. Be off the brakes. Let us know is the shake is more pronounced.
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Road force balancing done in a reputable tire shop would tell out of balance tire or bent wheel.
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My steering wheel also vibrates after 80-90 km\h
And yesterday I saw this. Looks like thrust arm bushing is dead and have play in it. I replaced them 1 year ago: TRW Arm + Meyle HD bushing. Why can they die after 1 year?
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