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06-23-2004, 05:05 AM
Ok, I just has my front tires replaced, the rims checked for a bend, a alignment and tire balance, but I am STILL getting a steering wheel shimmy at speeds over 70mph!!! I still have old tires on the rear, but I don't think that would affect the steering wheel. What could possibly be causing this!!!!!!!!!?????????? Could it be the tie rods or something like that?

Any advice you could be offer would be appreciated.

06-23-2004, 06:12 AM
Go back and have them rebalanced.

06-23-2004, 07:01 AM
When is the last time you replaced your rotors?

06-23-2004, 07:06 AM
^^ Yeah have the rotors looked at ^^

06-23-2004, 07:44 AM
The rotors were replaced in Nov...they were you think it could be the tie rods?

06-23-2004, 07:48 AM
Could be the tie rods ... could also be many other things though. :violin:

Couldn't hurt to get it in for a front end check :boogie:

06-23-2004, 08:30 AM
Didn't you just post this in a differen't section. If you don't think tires could cause it then your wrong. If your alignment was off in the first place and you threw new tires on and then drove around for a while with a bad alignment then you could wear your tires unevenly. What does this mean? Well now that your tires are uneven they will not ride the evenly and may cause a shimming.

06-23-2004, 08:36 AM
I had the tires replaced and I noticed it as soon as I hit the highway.

06-23-2004, 08:40 AM
is it during braking...or driving

06-23-2004, 08:48 AM
During drving only...would not getting the rear tires replaced yet cause it? It's the steering wheel though...

06-23-2004, 09:51 AM
Wait you put the new tires on without have an alignment done?? I hope not ... if that is the case get it in the shop now for one ... hopefully before it is to late.

06-23-2004, 11:56 AM
Why, what is the big deal, it doesn't seem like it needs an alignment...if I let go of the steering wheel it is straight, it just shimmys if I go over 65+ mph.

06-23-2004, 12:07 PM
Not having the correct alignment will cause your tires to wear unevenly thus creating a ride that isn't smooth. It may not be noticeable until a certain speed. Just get a front end inspection and get everything checked out.

06-23-2004, 12:39 PM
Ok, thanks for the help guys.

06-24-2004, 04:57 AM
Ok, the saga continues...

Yesterday, I went to a shop and had two front tires put on, had them balanced, aligned, and everything. The rims were checked and aren't bent. At this point, I guess my question is if the rear tires are bad can that cause the steering wheel to shimmy? Any other ideas...I may just blow this car up.

Thanks for any advice you could offer.

06-24-2004, 05:42 AM
I guess it would be possible if your rear tires are worn unevenly. It would have to be pretty bad though ... hmm is it a really bad shake / shimmy? Maybe it is just normal old car wear and tear ...

06-24-2004, 06:03 AM
It's pretty bad when I hit speeds above 65+ mph. The car only has 52K on it though.
How could I check the steering column or do they check that when they do an alignment?

06-24-2004, 07:06 AM
That is something I wouldn't know where to start with ... sorry. Have you taken your rear tires off and looked at them? If the wear is that bad where it is shaking then it has to be visable. Otherwise I would say have all front end parts checked but a certified tech. I.E. Tierods, CV Joints, Etc...

Good Luck!