Steering Wheel Vibration: My Car Shakes While I’m Driving

Updated on May 31, 2018
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Eddie spent 33 years in the automotive business with Honda. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and has bruised knuckles to prove it.

Your car shakes while driving down the highway, the steering wheel vibration is driving you crazy, and without you even realizing it, it's causing you to feel tired. It can be quite exhausting holding onto a steering wheel that’s shaking.

Do You Need an Alignment? Probably Not!

I hear this from customers all the time; they pull into the garage and say, "I need to have an alignment on my car because my steering wheel shakes when I drive on the highway."

The truth is an alignment has nothing to do with your car shaking or your steering wheel vibrating. If you tell your mechanic you need an alignment, and they don't ask why, find a new mechanic. A good mechanic will always ask why you need work done on your car, so they can get enough information to decide how to fix the problem on the first visit.

Alignment, Balance: Two Different Things

Mechanics use these words to refer to different operations, though sometimes you get them both done at once.

Alignments only realign the tires so they are all pointing in the proper direction while driving down the road. If a car’s tires need alignment, it may pull one way or the other instead of straight when you let go of the steering wheel, or the tires may wear unevenly (deeper on the inside than the outside or vice versa).

If a car's tires need balancing, on the other hand, it may shake at freeway speed, or the tires may wear in a cupped or scallopped pattern. Balancing a tire means making sure the weight of the tire-and-wheel unit is balanced all around the axle, with every section having equal weight. The first step in balancing a tire is to match the heaviest part of the rim (usually the valve stem) to the lightest part of the rim (a yellow dot painted by the manufacturer on the tire's sidewall). Then the mechanic places the tire and rim on a balance machine, which positions plastic or metal weights as needed on the outer part of the rim to fine-tune the balance.

Balancing is something you might do routinely whenever you rotate the tires, every six months or 6000 to 7500 miles. Sometimes tire stores will offer you lifetime tire balancing and rotation. I highly recommend this service. Checking the tires routinely to see if they are wearing oddly will make them last longer and cost you less in the long run.

Alignment is something you might do routinely every year or so. It won't stop a steering wheel vibration, but it's good preventative maintenance, especially if you drive often on potholed, cracked, or dirt roads.

A pothole may affect your tire's balance or its alignment
A pothole may affect your tire's balance or its alignment

Tires Out of Balance

The most common reason your tires shake or your steering wheel vibrates is simple: your tires are out of balance. Tires take a beating when they hit potholes, bridge expansion joints, and curbs. Hitting any one of these objects could knock off a wheel weight, dent a rim, or cause a bubble in the sidewall of the tire, causing it to be out of balance. If you lose a wheel weight, it's an easy fix; you just need to have your tire balanced at the local garage.

Balancing should cost around $15-20 a tire. Of course denting a rim or damaging a tire could end up costing you more, because you might have to replace the tire instead of just balancing it.

Pothole Damage: Can These Tires Be Saved?

Bubble in sidewall of tire after hitting a large pothole.
Bubble in sidewall of tire after hitting a large pothole. | Source
If you hit a pothole at high speed you could dent the rim and damage the tire.
If you hit a pothole at high speed you could dent the rim and damage the tire. | Source

Foreign Objects, Snow, and Ice Can Make a Steering Wheel Shake

Another common cause of steering wheel vibration or car shake is having something lodged in a tire, like a large bolt, or any metal object you may have picked up from the road's surface (I have seen even wrenches and screwdrivers impaling a tire). If you live in an area that has snow, plowing through a snowbank could cause snow and ice to become trapped in the rim or wheel and cause a serious steering wheel vibration. Easy to fix: just rinse out the snow and ice with a garden hose or pressure washer.

Sticking Brake Caliper Causing a Vibration and Rotor to Overheat

Packed Snow and Ice Can Cause Vibration

If you drive through a snow bank and have a horrible vibration soon after, check your wheels for packed snow and ice.
If you drive through a snow bank and have a horrible vibration soon after, check your wheels for packed snow and ice.

Low Tire Pressure Can Cause Your Car to Shake

Low tire pressure is another common cause of steering wheel vibration or car shake. Low tire pressure can cause problems:

  • poor fuel mileage
  • abnormal tire wear
  • vibrations
  • blowouts
  • tire edge wear
  • chopping or scallopping

and the list goes on. A quick check of your tire pressures can save you money in the long run, in many ways.

In cold weather, tire pressures drop. When the temperatures outside drop below 30o F, I recommend raising the tire pressure about 3 psi above where you would normally keep it.

TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI
TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI

It's smart to keep a tire pressure gauge in your glove compartment.

 

Bald Tires Cause Very Bad Vibrations

If your tires are so worn that the ridges on the tread are smoothed out, or steel fibers are showing through the rubber anywhere, change your tires immediately. Bald tires will definitely cause your steering wheel to vibrate and your car to shake. Furthermore, if you continue driving on bald tires, they are likely to blow out, and having a tire blow out at highway speeds is extremely dangerous, especially if it's a front tire.

Don't be afraid to look at your tires to see if bald tires are causing your problems. You need to physically look at each tire. Turning the steering wheel to one side will give you a better view of the tread surface on your front tires. You will need to get on your hands and knees to check your rear tires closely.

A front tire with bald spots
A front tire with bald spots | Source
A bald tire that blew out
A bald tire that blew out | Source

Other Vibrations That Could Be Confused With Tire Vibration

Vibrations in your car don't always come from tire problems. In the first video, there is not only bad shaking from an unbalanced tire, but also a wheel-bearing noise that is louder when the steering wheel is turned to one side. In the second, the car shakes hard when the brakes are applied; the problem is with the brake rotors.

A Car With Both Tire Vibration and Wheel Bearing Noise

Don't Mistake a Brake Pulsation for a Tire Vibration

Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Don't be afraid to ask questions or leave comments. There is no such thing as as a stupid question, so just ask, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Questions & Answers

  • My steering wheel shakes when I brake doing 70 down to about 50. It is a 2016 Ford EcoSport. I have had discs checked, the balance corrected, and the tires are fine. I'm just wondering if you know what else it could be?

    The most common reason for steering wheel shake when braking at highway speeds is a warped rotor. To repair the vibration you would need to either cut the rotors or replace them.

  • I just bought a car in 2008, and it's a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. When I'm driving down the highway and have to give it gas, it feels like my car wheel wants to break off or something. Whenever I'm not on the gas it's fine, but the moment I give it gas, my vehicle starts to shake really bad. It has new tires and has been balanced and has had an alignment done. Any thoughts on my problem?

    The first thing to check is the wheel lug nut torque just to be on the safe side. The most common cause of vibration on acceleration is the inner CV joints. When the CV joints have play or looseness, it can vibrate on acceleration. If the CV joints are ok, have the front suspension checked for any loose or worn ball joints or tie rod ends. If the front suspension is tight, it's possible your tires are the cause, especially if they are cheap tires. I recommend bringing it back to the place you bought it and have a mechanic go for a ride with you so you can point out the problem, if they are reputable they will most likely fix it for you. Hope this helps.

  • What would cause my 2005 Chevy Uplander to shake and the steering wheel to vibrate?

    I always recommend an inspection of all suspension parts and tires first. If everything is tight and the tires look good, try having the tires balanced and see if that makes a difference.

  • I purchased a 2012 Jetta, but I'm having trouble with the vehicle shaking and vibrating starting at 60 mph. After 80 mph it lessens slightly. I had brand new tires aligned and balanced, but that didn't work. I changed the left CV joint and wheel bearings on both sides, and nothing. I'm running out of options, can you help?

    I truly believe the problem is in the tires. I recommend bringing it back to the shop that installed the tires and go for a road test with them so you can point out the issue. If they rotate the tires front-to-rear and rear-to-front, the vibrations should change if the tires are the issue. If it doesn't change, the problem is somewhere else. Balance issues are very time consuming and nine times out of ten, if the vibration wasn't there before the tire swap, it's most likely the tires.

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    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      3 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Shelby,

      I recommend you start with a inspection of your tires, if they look good, have them balanced. Keep me posted on what you find, thanks.

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      Shelby 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a 2004 accent and my car started shaking and vibrating when I go over 60 and my foots pressed down on the gas. Any idea

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      Eddie Carrara 

      2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Just-Will,

      If you have a brake caliper starting to overheat this means something is sticking and could very well be your problem. If the caliper is applying pressure to the brake rotor and it's is starting to warp because of the excessive heat it could cause a severe vibration. Check out my video on this issue.https://youtu.be/1fJK0Dd79XE

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      Eddie Carrara 

      2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Josh,

      vibrations when braking are usually caused by warped rotors, unless you have worn front suspension parts, I recommend either having the rotors resurfaced or replaced.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      2 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Duen,

      This type of vibration is usually caused by a worn inner CV joint. I recommend having them checked first for any leaks or excessive play.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      2 months ago from New Hampshire

      You could try rotating the wheel before you leave to see if this changes the vibration. It's possible it's just a balance problem but I can be sure without driving it.

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      Victor 

      2 months ago

      Hi Eddie, i have an 07 honda accord and i bought it salvaged titled, trusted mechanic sold it to me, i now live in another state and my steering wheel shakes at 55-60 mph and stops after 65mph, i have a 2,000 mile road trip coming up, can i take the chance and perhaps get it fixed at my destination? No money until i get there is why i ask, thank you sir.

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      Duen96 

      2 months ago

      Hey Eddie i have this problem with my vw passat b6 2.0tdi from 2006. When i accelerate this violent shaking begins, the Harder i accelerate the Harder it shakes but when i lift off the gas or clutch out it dissepears. And at a speed of 130km/h i can feel it slightly

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      Josh 

      2 months ago

      Hi i have a 2016 ford ecosport and when i brake at 70-50 my sterring wheel shakes. Iv had tyres balanced and discs are all fine as been checked today. Tyres are all fine too and not worn. Im just wondering what else it coule be? Thanks

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      Khoi Le 

      2 months ago

      I have 4 brand new tires V rated tires too. After mounts, balance, and alignment. The car still makes turning noise and vibrating when passing 60 mi/hr. They checked the break temperature and it within the spect. They said they have a hard time to identify the problem. Also, I have 2 front news break and rotors replaced by Toyota dealer. (Break is not an issue, Tires brand new) So what causes it to vibrate?

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      Just-Will 

      2 months ago

      I'm in Canada and my story is a long one and still not complete. I drive a 2015 dodge journey v6 crossroad and up until this point I have been incredibly happy.

      About 8 weeks ago, I had my winter tires, which were on steel rims, replaced with my all season ones. Both were 3 seasons old. The all seasons were entering their forth season and I had an alignment performed. At this point vibrations were not existent for me. A couple of weeks later I had a strange occurrence. I was turning right at about 30km per hour in a very slight down hill and it had rained lightly about 10 minutes before. The car started to turn but then didn't complete the turn and continued straight. The steering wheel felt loose and turned completely to the right but the car didn't turn. I was now into the opposite lane so I went to slam the brakes. Before I could the car turned so hard to the right I almost hit the curb on the right and felt like the suv was going to topple over. Uncomfortable with my experience I took it to the dealer garage and after going out with the mechanic he deemed that I hydroplaned and I should replace my tires. The left front seemed a little worse than the others but since I drive with kids I thought I'll bite the bullet. I also had my brakes cleaned, as per warranty requirements, supposedly with no issues. I purchased Continental true contact tires which are on 19 inch alloy rims (existing rims) and are supposed to be good tires. I bought them from a different company. After adding them on I got terrible, non drivable vibrations through the steering wheel. So I took it back and they re-aligned it. Not long after that I had my brakes cleaned by the dealership and then started getting strange wavy feelings when pressing the brakes so took it back. They said it's your brakes not the tires. Back to the dealership and they said it was the brakes despite cleaning it 2 weeks prior. After apologies I agreed and they replaced the front 2 brakes. Now the vibrations were back but not as bad. Back to the garage were I bought the tires and they suggested road force which failed so they replaced the front 2 tires. After this things were much better but there was still some vibrations on the floor on the drivers side and the middle passenger row (I have 3 rows) was vibrating heavily at high speed. Back again, they replaced the back 2 tires and road forced (calibrated the machine several times) but still there were vibrations. They suggested to bring in my winters with the steel rims and they tried them and it was vibrating again so they said it was a car fault but they don't know what was causing it. Back to the dealership and when going out with the mechanic he blames the tires. Interestingly this time with the winters in the boot the middle seat was vibrating but the steering wheel was vibrating so bad it was not drivable again. Was the extra weight making it worse? The mechanic blames the tires but now that is 8 new tires + the 4 winters (3 seasons old) all at fault? I don't believe that for 1 second.

      He said he tried tires from the shop on my car and it was slightly vibrating but not as bad as mine. I said well obviously there is still a problem. He mentioned the rear brake on the drivers side was overheating but the brake was fine but doesn't think that is the reason for the vibrations.

      They are now road forcing the tires as they don't believe the other guys did it right and I am waiting for info. I am running out of ideas. Did the non responsive steering at the beginning cause some issue and then start this downward spiral? Should I pay more money and replace the back brakes hoping for the best? I'm lost at the next step.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Remington,

      Did your mechanic take the vehicle for a ride? It sounds like a wheel bearing noise to me. I recommend having the mechanic go on a road test with you so you can point out the noise/vibration.

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      Remington 

      3 months ago

      I have a 2015 Chrysler 200 I bought last year. Everything has been going great until these last 2 months, there’s a hard vibration under my feet when I drive, it gets worse when I turn left and can hardly even notice it when I turn right. I have brand new tires, they have been balanced. I took it to a mechanic and he said the front end was super tight and in great condition but the shaking/noise continues. It doesn’t affect the steering wheel but definitely can feel it under my feet and hear it. The faster I go the louder it gets.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Joseline,

      The tires could have developed flat spots when sitting depending on the type of tires you have. I recommend having the tires balanced to see if it helps. Let me know what happens, thanks.

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      Joseline Martinez 

      3 months ago

      My car starts vibrating after I hit 50mph and above but it rides smooth below that. I recently took it to the shop to get the starter replaced and it was parked for abut 4 days straight and now it shakes.The wheel and kinda the whole car vibrates and when the speed is decresing it vibrates as well until it’s under 15mph or so. Thank you!

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      Eddie Carrara 

      3 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dean,

      Have the tires checked for any damage first, if they are all OK, have them balance all 4 wheels and let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Dean 

      3 months ago

      Got a 2014 Honda CRV. When I go between 25-35 mph the front end shakes. Any suggestions?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      3 months ago from New Hampshire

      You're welcome Mitch.

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      Mitch 

      4 months ago

      Thanks

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      Eddie Carrara 

      4 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Loly,

      Most likely you have a defective tire. If you have the tires balanced on a Hunter RoadForce machine, it will locate the defective tire. Most tire retail shops have these machines, smaller garages do not so ask before you have them balanced.

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      Loly 

      4 months ago

      Hi, I have Ford Explorer 2011 it has new tires, brakes, shocks and new front bearing and rotors and brake pads suspension is good but still I have shaking on 70 and getting worst on 80 mph it makes the seat vibrate too the only possible thing still should I get new rear bearing ? Or something else

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      Eddie Carrara 

      5 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Fari,

      The vibration is most likely from the tire being out of balance. It's is very possible during either the accident or the repair a wheel weight could have fallen off or the rim could have gotten bent. The first thing to do is have the shop check your rim for any dents or damage and try a balance. Let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Fari 

      5 months ago

      Hi Eddie,my 2010 Ford Escape had it's front passenger side tire hit by another vehicle at low speed. The strut was replaced but the body shop said they didn't replace the rubber part that the strut went into. They felt it should have been replaced but they said my insurance said no. Now although the car aligns,on the highway it shakes the steering alot. The dealer did a brake and rotor inspection and said everything was good. Should both struts have been replaced? The tires are good

      Car has over 200k miles. Thanks in advance for your help, appreciate your time and knowledge

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      Eddie Carrara 

      6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Anthony,

      This is really good information, thanks for sharing and keep me posted on how you make out with the new driveshaft.

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      Anthony M 

      6 months ago

      Hey Eddie,

      So an update on my situation. Turns out 2015-2017 Mustangs with Automatic Transmissions can suffer from a vibration issue triggered by the 2 piece driveshaft going out of balance. I am not sure what causes it, but it may have to do with the one-way clutch on the 6r80 transmission and driving manors. In some cases it can chew up the diff gears if the angles of the U-joints go out. Either way, its an issue that has happened to a lot of people, but Ford hasn't issues a recall. I talked to a few people and they say the problem is the 2 piece driveshaft, which is heavy and a poor design. He recommended upgrading to an aluminium, 1 piece driveshaft and believes that would solve the problem from happening again. Currently, my car has been at the dealer waiting for the driveshaft to be re balanced and tested.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      6 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Deyona,

      Have your tires inspected and if they look good, have them balanced, it should be an improvement. Let me know what happens, thanks.

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      Deyona Millner 

      6 months ago

      I brought a car almost a month ago. It’s a 06’ Toyota Camry with 88 thousand miles on it. Now recently, say 2 weeks ago the wheel started shaking and has been since then every time I drive it. Just more of the front of the car shakes. I could be just going 40 miles and it still shakes. I really want to know what should I get checked out so I won’t waste any time please

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      Eddie Carrara 

      7 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Gaurang,

      In my opinion the axles should have never been changed, but this is hindsight. I recommend bringing back to the dealer who put the Nissan axles and ask the service manager or shop Forman to go for a ride so you can point out your concern. You just spend a ton of money with them and the problem is not fixed.

      Tires are usually the problem when it comes to vibrations so I truly recommend starting with the tires. Motor mounts will cause a vibration, but usually only at idle or on acceleration. Let me know your thoughts.

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      Gaurang 

      7 months ago

      Hi Eddie,

      First of all, I appreciate your such an informative post.

      Coming to my question, I had bought Used 2013 Nissan Rogue in November. Before buying the owner had informed me that car had been in front end collision, but it had clean carfax and the whole damage was covered by insurance by replacing front bumper, frame, and so on.

      I had car checked at Nissan dealership for checking it and they said it was in perfect mechanical condition. This was the same dealer who had sold the car to first owner. After 2-3 months of buying car, I started noticing some kind of vibration/wobbling while I was driving. It was not alarming, but it was annoying to driver, even though passenger would not notice it.

      I took it to a mechanic, who said it's front Axles need to be replaced. For some reason, I agreed and he changed both front axles. After this, the vibration increased significantly as I could feel drifting of wheels on highway. So this time, I decided to go to the same dealer who had said "it was in great mechanical condition".

      They inspected and said the replaced Axles were leaking and they needed to replace them with Nissan Axles before doing any further work. I agreed and they carried out the axle replacement. After this, they said they would inspect Transmission for any other issue and Nissan would bear any charges as transmission was still under warranty. However, they said they could not find any problem with Transmission and car was performing well after Axle replacement. I paid them money and walked away thinking that problem was finally solved.

      However, I started noticing vibration/shaking/wobbling again after 2-3 weeks. I took car to Dealer again, and this time the response was cold. They claimed about inspecting car, and they also said they are unable to find anything wrong. Also they suggested me to go to body shop to find anything wrong.

      I was not convinced, so I took it to another mechanic. That mechanic did the wheel alignment first up as it was compromised during Axle replacement. He said that the engine was vibrating because of loose "engine mount" and that was passing to Axles while driving. He suggested that engine mount would cost me heavily, so better wait and see if car is doing ok after wheel alignment.

      However, I see that car's shaking/vibration/wobble pretty much and I can feel the vibration on my left leg on footrest. I am wondering what is the actual problem here and it is really frustrating to keep feeling the same problem and having no proper diagnosis. Please help me with your valuable suggestion so that I can decide what to do with this car.

      Best Regards,

      Gaurang

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      Eddie Carrara 

      7 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Anthony,

      I highly recommend binging it back to Ford and take the technician for a ride to point to the vibrations and pull. Most likely you have a new tire that is defective and is causing the problem. Make sure you explain the pull wasn't there before the tires and tie vibration is worse. You will also need to go for a ride after the tech completes the repair to verify the problems are gone. You just spent your hard earned cash on new tires, if a rim was bent they should have seen this when balancing the tires. Did the tech even road test the vehicle after the tire swap? They should have noticed these two problems on that road test. Keep me posted on what happens Anthony, and don't let them tell you that its the alignment, and don't let them tell you the tech doesn't have time for your road tests, you need to verify the problems are gone before your leave the dealer for a second time, don't be mean, be persistent!

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      Anthony M 

      7 months ago

      Hi Eddie,

      So I've run into a dilemma where I am stumped myself and I figure you may have a suggestion or at least clarify my observations.

      Last year I purchased a 2015 automatic, Mustang Ecoboost with 50th anniversary package, (includes special rims) used, with 27k miles on it. It was young girl driven and has its fair share scratches, dents, and scuffed rims on it. Soon as I hit the highway I noticed a completely uncomfortable vibration in the steering wheel, that I could feel in my bones, starting at about 55 MPH. After you climb over 75, practically goes away. Naturally I figured the wheels needed balance, so I took it for a balance at Ford. The explained that they couldn't really balance the wheels well because the tires were worn really bad. It seems she didn't rotate properly because the wear was not even. I saved up my pennies and purchased new tires recently, I even changed the size from 255/45/19 to 275/35/19s for a little extra girth and grip. After the installation and balancing on the machine, I drove off only to notice that the vibration was still there. Worse, the car now pulls to the left, which it did not before. I checked the pressure and the tires were the same, and I know they balanced them because I was there when they did it, one by one.

      So question is, what could it possibly be? Perhaps she smashed one of the rims harder than I thought and there is damage to the rim I don't see? Or maybe in the front end hence the sudden alignment issue now that the tires are straight? I'm lost and I don't have a lift to put it on. *Note I don't have issues while breaking at all.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      7 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dave,

      There is not a lot that can go wrong with these unless you're hitting a lot of potholes or the parts are just junk right out of the box. Usually a good part will have a 12 month/12k mile warranty so you may want to take it back to the garage that installed them or to the auto parts store that sold them to you. Let me know what happens, thanks.

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      Dave unger 

      7 months ago

      I have a bad tie rod and on passenger side I have changed it twice what would cause them to go bad in 90 days

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      Eddie Carrara 

      7 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Paul,

      Looking at the axle while it's turning may not be a good indication that there is a problem with it, especially if the wheel are off the ground because the suspension is hanging, also axles always look like they are wobbling when they are hanging. I recommend having the tire and rim checked on that side for any damage, while it's off have the wheel balanced. Let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Paul 

      7 months ago

      I hit a dear with my cavalier the front end shakes really bad now. I know I need a transmission mount for sure. I lifted the front end off the ground and pulled both front tires off and accelerated the thing still shook. I got the throttle and watched the CV axle and the thing wabled like crazy so I replaced it. The ride is a little better but the CV axle still wables do you think it busted the transmission some how. It seems to only shake on the passenger side where I hit the deer.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jude,

      I don't think it has anything to do with the car next to you having a blow out. I recommend having the tires balanced first to see if that fixes your issue. Let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Jude 

      8 months ago

      The car next to me got as flat and it made this loud wooshing noise. Then my car started vibrating at higher speeds (60) it's fine if I go slow but if I go 60 or over it vibrates.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi MJ,

      It's worth bring it back to have them check the work, just make sure you tell them that the problem didn't exist before the ball joints were replaced, also it would be a good idea to ask to go for a ride with the mechanic so you can point out the problem. Let me know what you decided to do.

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      MJ 

      8 months ago

      I recently brought my Mazda CX-7 in for a factory recall on the ball joints/to have the lower control arms replaced. The very first time I had the car on the highway afterwards the steering wheel began to vibrate between 50-60 mph, but only intermittently. Since it appeared to ‘self-resolve’ I dismissed it at first. But today it happened again. Could it be related to the service work that was done on the car? Or do I have a new problem? I’m guessing it’s not anything as simple as balance or tire pressure since it isn’t a constant vibration.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Solomon,

      At what speed does this happen and does the vibration ever go away? There are a few possibilities, inner CV joint is worn, motor or transmission mounts are worn.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Assaf,

      If the seats shake and the floor shakes it's most likely the problem is in the rear tires. The noise may be a sway bar link that is worn.

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      Assaf 

      8 months ago

      I bought Hyundai Elantra 2007 last month, it shakes while driving over 60mph, you can feel the wheel, the seat, and the floor shaking! Also there’s a noise comes from the front left wheel when you drive on unstraight streets, changed the front tiers, balanced them, changed the front shockers but the problems are still there!

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      Solomon Chikkala 

      8 months ago

      My 2005 Toyota Camry had new tires 2 months backs along with wheel balancing but since 2 weeks every time I press the gas pedal the car vibrates. Got it checked with couple and the Pep Boys said that both Front wheel bearing needs replacement. Got it fixed, but I still have the same issue. Please advise. Thanks a lot.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jeremy,

      Did this shake start after you bought the new rims or was it there before?

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      Jeremy 

      8 months ago

      When I'm driving at highway speeds, and I turn the wheel slightly to the left, the steering wheel starts shading what could cause this, I've replaced just about everything, except the rims I just bought, or could it be something else?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jess,

      If the vehicle didn't have the vibration before the new tires then I recommend bringing it back to the shop who sold you the tires and have them fix your issue. Most likely you have a defective tire causing the vibration. If they can't fix it with the tires they sold you then have them replace them with ones that don't vibrate. I highly recommend road testing with the mechanic before and after the repair to point out the issue and to verify the remedy. Let me know what you decided to do, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dakota,

      Vibrations are very difficult to pinpoint and even harder to figure out from a comment box lol. Tires can cause a vibration even when they balance out to "0" on the machine, a Hunter RoadForce machine is the only way I know of to really inspect tires and rims for possible heavy spots and warpage. If you replaced the axles with aftermarket axles, most likely they are remanufactured and not new. This is the most likely cause of the vibration on acceleration but without actually driving and inspecting the vehicle this is only an educated guess. Hope this helps. Keep me posted if you find a mechanic who can figure this out for you. Thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Sherri,

      You wouldn't be on the web asking questions if you knew the answers :) If the front tires are new and you have a vibration in the body of the vehicle then most likely it's the rear tires. Has any mechanic recommend new tires in the rear? Do you know the condition of the rear tires? I recommend you start with a rear tire inspection and if the tread is in good condition, have them balanced if the tires are chopped or worn uneven, replace them and see how that feels. Let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      8 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Robert,

      The most common reason for a vibration is tires. It's possible you have a defective tire causing the issue even tho it balances to "0" weight on the machine it could still have a heavy spot in the rubber. If you have a shop in your area that has a Hunter RoadForce machine and they know how to use it properly it will measure the specs of each wheel and tire and find the issue, but keep in mind this is not a quick balance job, it take time and will usually cost about 2 hours of labor. Hope this helps, and let me know what you decide to do, thanks.

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      ROBERT MACKEY 

      9 months ago

      my car vibrates when i drive. the faster i drive the faster the car vibrates but i doesn't vibrates in turns. i replaced brakes, rotors, balancing and alignment.

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      Sherri 

      9 months ago

      My SUV shakes the faster I drive, it seems. No steering wheel vibrations. I drive on the highway a lot, usually 75 mph. When I'm alone, the shaking causes the passenger seat to vibrate like crazy. It seems like the tires sound funny sometimes. Sorry, I know nothing about cars. We have 2 new tires on the front. Our vehicle has been vibrating since we bought it. Before the new tires and after.

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      Dakota 

      9 months ago

      So I forgot to mention that I had already ruled out tire balancing. I had them balanced and inspected for dents or bends in the rim as well. I had the cv axles replaced in march and they look good still, no cracks in the boots or fluid leaking, as well as no clicking or noises when turning, Im not sure if that is where the cv joints come into play but I did have that done within the past year, How do I check to see if that is the issue? Very frustrating stuff.

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      Jessica Rowen 

      9 months ago

      I drive a 2014 dodge journey. I had new tires put on 2 days ago and on my way home my steering wheel began to wobble or vibrate. It stopped after a few kms it stopped. Then a few kms later did it again. I slowed down but the same thing kept happening every few kms.

      I had all 4 tires rebalanced hoping that would solve the problem, but it did not. Any suggestions?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      9 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dakota,

      I think you have two separate issues. I recommend starting with a tire balance and see if the vibration at 40 mph goes away, at this point your mechanic will have a good look at the tires. If that vibration goes away, I recommend inspecting the inner CV joints for leaking or play in the joints. Let me know what you find, thanks.

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      Dakota 

      9 months ago

      Okay, so my steering wheel shakes only when accelerating between 60-70 mph, if I'm coasting with the cruise set in that range there is no shake, also, it shakes at 40-45 if I'm not giving it throttle. Any ideas? Again, 60-70 shakes when on throttle, push the clutch in and it stops, but at 40-45 its quite the opposite, shakes when not giving it throttle and stops when you do.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      9 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Squirral,

      I recommend having all components checked before replacing the axles. Worn inner CV joints will vibrate on hard acceleration but not usually when cruising at a steady speed. It sounds like your tires may be the problem, what condition are the in?

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      Squirral 

      9 months ago from South dakota

      My car shakes pretty bad anything over 40mph but gets worse when i let up off the gas pedal it also seems to come and go? we are about to order two new cv axles to replace but cant seem to find anythkn wrong when you take a look under the car . There is a clunk that comes from passanger side wheel as well.. when abruptly turnig the wheel eaithet way do you think it is the cv axles?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      9 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Jacques,

      I highly doubt it's the rims, but could very well be the tires. Vibrations on acceleration are usually caused by worn inner CV joints, but if it's vibrating at highway speeds at a steady throttle you can rule out CV joints. Which driveshaft did they replace, a front axle or the driveshaft going from front to rear?

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      Jacques Meiring 

      9 months ago

      Hi Eddie, hope u r well. My Honda CRV 2013 (just over 100000kms on the clock) has developed a shudder or vibration that is giving very prevelant and annoying feedback on the steering wheel and also when accelerating. It started out very faint back in Feb of this year and now it has deteriorated that I can feel it at all speeds but especially at speeds exceeding 120km/h when it becomes almost undriveable. Honda South Africa has replaced so many parts it may sound like a fairetale, eg drive shaft, gear box, front shocks, etc. Then recently they claim it must be the wheels themselves ie rims and tyres. I obtained three other expert opinions stating by inspection it's not the rims, so before I replace my now 50000 km old tyres I wanted to just check with you as well perhaps. We just returned from a holiday and I must admit that there is quite a hollow wobbly type sound eminating from the Cross Continental tyres (not sure if front or back though) so it may just be those. I really cannot afford to replace rims and tyres and I'd hate to be disappointed again.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      10 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dusty,

      It sounds like you have more than one problem. You'll need to diag each problem one at a time. vibration at highway speeds, balance the tires, vibration while braking, resurface the front rotors, vibration over bumps, have your shocks and struts looked at for leaks and do a bounce test.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      10 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Sfiso,

      It will be very difficult to balance your wheels for that speed, if you have a shop that does on car speed balance, try them.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      10 months ago from New Hampshire

      Do your wheels require centering rings at the hub?

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      Steering wheel wobble 

      10 months ago

      Hi can anybody help, ive recently fitted some bobs 14inch wheels on to my my mk4 escort and I have this annoying steering wheel wobble , I have changed wheel bolts ,balanced ,and 2 new tyres.checked all auxiliarys and for a buckled wheel It seems to happen from 40mph onwards

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      sfiso 

      10 months ago

      hi , my car passenger front wheel is shaking if im driving from 80 up wards

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      Dusty 

      10 months ago

      My steering wheel vibrates at highway speed or qhen breaking and over bumps. Could it be the rotors or someone told me the u joint.

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      Robin 

      11 months ago

      I had a flat tire that was replaced..Then my brakes starting grinding so my brake pads were done. Now my car shakes terribly. The guy who did my pads said a bolt on my caliper chipped off...He is now saying i New new rotors and a caliper. I smell the burning smell and it shakes at low speed and gets worse the faster I go..My replaced tire has a slow leak and I'm my wondering what you think is my issue. I lost my job so I cant afford to replace things I don't need...I hope this is enough info..

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      MargaretV 

      11 months ago

      I have a 2008 Grand Marquis with 59,000 miles and good tires. I have only had the car for almost a year. Since the day I took it for its 1st ride I felt when going over bumps, manhole covers and such, on the drivers side a terrible vibration or road feel through the wheel into the steering wheel. Hard to explain. Anyway I took it back to the dealer and they said they felt it and replace the upper steering wheel shaft, the lower had been previously done (maybe because of recall). Anyway, that made no difference. It has Michelin tires on it. I have a 92 Grand Marquis and don't feel this and even an 84 Buick Lesabre and don't feel this. If I had to explain the feel of the issue in another way it would be like the wheels/axle they are on are loose and when I go over bumps it just rattles up through the wheel. Any ideas?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      11 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Elpidio,

      Are the rims stock rims or do you have a centering ring for the wheels?

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      Elpidio Manansala Jr 

      11 months ago

      I had my wheels balanced, aligned and recently changed axle on driver side but still my steering shakes.

      I think the bearing is ok as I don't hear noise on the wheels.

      What will be the possible reason of this shaking.

      FYI, I'm using adjustable coilover for a year now, is that the possible reason why my steering shakes? Please advise.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      11 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Rosalyn,

      The mechanic did all that work and couldn't figure out your problem? When does it do this? Fast speeds, slow speeds, hitting bumps, turning? The more details you give me, the better I can help, let me know, thanks.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      11 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Grady,

      Yes, a sticking caliper can cause this problem, also tires can cause this problem but because the vehicle pulls sometimes when braking, have the brakes checked first.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      11 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Bishai,

      There are a lot of reasons for vibrations. The mechanic needs to know why you want the tires balanced, and if it still shakes after you paid to have the problem fixed you need to bring it back to have them balanced again at no charge.

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      Rosalyn 

      11 months ago

      My 08 saturn vue shakes and bob and wheel jerks really bad when accelerating. I've had brakes rotars, hub n bearing of both wheels i put new tires on front and back with alignment anf still no luck

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      Grady Jones 

      11 months ago

      I have a 2005 Camry with a steering wheel vibration that is intermittent. The vibration starts at about 68-75mph. The odd part about this problem, is in warm or hot weather is when this problem starts. In cool weather this problem ceases to be a problem. I have tryed everything to solve the problem, everything from balancing the tires to wheel alignment to checking out the front end and wheel bearings. I'm selling the car and I do not want to pass this problem to someone else. I'm wondering if a sticky caliper can cause the problem? The car upon braking has pulled to the left two times. Help and Thank you. Grady

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      Bishal Budhathoki 

      11 months ago

      My honda civic 2006 is shaking steering wheel and passenger front seats when i drive 0ver 45 mph on a free way.

      Couple days ago ,i went to mechanical shop to let them balance the tire. But still shaking.

      Why?

      Thank you

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Denise,

      I'm guessing the shakiness was caused by the engine not running correctly? I wish you had the code from the computer, I could tell you what may be causing your problem. If you know the code, post it here.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Sam,

      Have you ever thought about being a writer here on HubPages :) You do have a way with words and details.

      Just curious, have you checked the sway bar bushings? The bushings that are located where the sway bar mounts to the frame of the vehicle. The reason I ask is that on Honda vehicles these bushings (when worn and have clearance) make a boom type noise on all small /medium potholes. The are easy to check, just sit in the vehicle and have another person rock the body of the vehicle side to side. This can easily be accomplished by pushing back and forth on the roof at the top of an open window, if the bushings are worn you will hear a knocking noise on each rock. If the bushings seem fine, I recommend going with a softer compound rubber with a tall sidewall, the sidewall will give a softer ride while the soft compound will absorb the small /medium bumps and potholes. Hope this helps, and let me know how you make out, thanks.

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      Denise T 

      12 months ago

      Its been 2 weeks that my car started vibrating and getting shaky, on and off. Yesterday I was heading towards the route and my car was vibrating all over. Once i got on the route I began to speed up and my "check engine soon" light came on. I panicked and stopped my car on the side and waited a few minutes. I then drove home and parked my car. 2 hours later i drove my car to the mechanic and my car was fine (no vibrating & not shaky) the guy told me when it happens again just to go back. Today i went to work and i felt the car a little shaky and when it was time to head home my car began to vibrate. Can anyone give me any suggestions?

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      Sam Ham 

      12 months ago

      Hey Eddie! Thanks for the well written article.

      Yet another question if you might be so generous?

      Trying to keep this as succint as possible, sorry for the tome!

      Wondering what your thoughts were for reducing interior cabin booming on medium~ potholes? 09 mazda5 (GT w/205/50r17)

      TL;DR:

      Newer tires with a softer compound, or lighter wheel combo, or different size/profile altogether?

      ie: 195/60r16-205/55r16 vs keeping the 17" rim size the same, but with softer compound and/or lighter rims.

      What do you think the chances are its just the quality and/or shape(sizes) of the tire itself, vs say the rim size/weight?

      The long:

      Motion-sickness inducing oscillations were all but removed by replacing my shocks/springs. (Not shilling, but I have been impressed by the monroe 'premium' shocks, the set that license "fsd" valving tech found in Koni FSD.)

      Everything else is tight ... smooth. My main issue now is booming through the cabin on small-medium, medium-large (and obviously large, but not as concerned with this) potholes/bumps.

      Almost sounds like control arms are loose in the suspension, but I've re-torqued everything myself about 3 times now, 3 mechanics say nothing is wrong there. The ride is fine, its just the noiiise.

      Nothing is 'loose', the ride is mostly acceptable..(some finicky-ness, ie: I feel every groove/dimple, some very very minor shimmy when up to speed that I feel I can chalk up to worn down, poorly balanced, hard compound LRR rubber.)

      Its just the boomy-ness that is painful/embarassing!

      I understand that this is an issue with the chassis design on mazdas. I did not even realize this issue could be so bad as I've owned a few smaller vehicles (2nd gen rx7, mkii diesel jetta, '91 240sx, and never had these issues before. I don't hear a GD thing, suspension related, in those cars.

      To alieviate this, I am looking into a light-weight 16" wheel/tire combo. The 17" stock 'snowflakes' are reported to be either 21 lbs or 27 lbs (Yeah, huge discrepenacy .. But mazda enthusiast crowd can't seem to put together a proper database of, well anything. They seem to be mostly in the "get 18" WHEELS, ELIMINATE WHEEL GAP" crowd, and not very techinically oriented. I will be removing and weighing a wheel, subtracting the rubber weight to find out exact numbers.

      The roads are horrendous where I live. For me:comfort greater than handling greater than longevity/economy greater than 'looks'. I have a track car if I care to go-fast. This is a trip/city/commute vehicle. I'm considering this as rally-touring oriented goal.

      Can you recommend as a course of action in my case, short of picking a different vehicle altogether(which I may end up doing)?

      Looking at lightish-weight 16" rims in the 14.2-17.5 lbs range, with a larger profile touring tire, vs just lighter 17's (15-17.5lbs) with a better compound/designed tire.

      195/60r16

      205/55r16

      vs

      17" rim size the same, but with lighter weight rim/tire and improved tire tech.

      (looking at the Pirelli Cinturato p7 All Season plus, and the equivalant Michelin's (Forget the name now.. Pilot, exaltos .. ???))

      I'm thinking 205/55r16 for warm temps, and 195/60r16 for winter mode. Maybe even stick with 195/60r16 for warm time. Combine these setups with either a 14.2, 15.2, 17.5 lbs rim

      Ugh, I have no idea! I do like to hug those corners.. But I'd rather be floating with this ride.

      Any ideas as to the difference in feeling from 14-15, 15-17, 17-21. 14-21 lbs?)

      Again, sorry for the long post.

      Thoughts?

      I have a hunch that its tire/wheel related. When I purchased the vehicle, 2 wheels had rash, and lots of weights, and lots of reviews of how trash the stock a18 toyo proxes are. Not to mention how big rims are these days. 17's seem HUGE to me. Again, new shocks helped out the overall all ride, big time. Just this.. boooom I need to depart ways with.

      Regards,

      Sam

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Pratik, welcome back :)

      It's possible you may have lost a wheel weight on one of the front wheels, bring it back to the shop that installed the tires and have them balance the 2 front tires again. Let me know what happens, thanks.

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      Pratik 

      12 months ago

      Hi Eddie,

      It's Pratik again.

      I wrote here 5 months back about the steering wheel shaking and left pull.

      So I got 4 tires, rotors and brake pads changed. Got balancing and alignment done. It was cool until last few weeks. The steering wheel vibration has returned to haunt me again. Any suggestions?

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      thomas301 

      12 months ago

      i have not had my tires inspected recently, i did have my brakes replaced recently, but i did not replace the rotors, im unsure how old but i do know the rotors are badly warped, and believe could be the issue, but i plan to have the tires balanced to see if that helps.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Thomas,

      I recommend you start with a wheel balance and see if that stops the vibration. Have the tires inspected for uneven wear (your possible noise)? Chopped or feathered tires can make a lot of noise depending on road conditions.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Brandon,

      I recommend replacing the motor mount first, if the vibration is still there, check the inner CV boots for leaking grease and play in the joints. Worn inner CV joints are common suspects when you have a vibration when accelerating.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Lynn,

      Have your husband rotate the tires, front to back just to see if the vibration changes, I doubt it's your brakes if you don't notice anything when braking. The noise when turning could be a rear wheel bearing, noise does travel in the passenger's cabin and a rear wheel bearing noise could be mistaken for a front wheel bearing. Let me know what happens with the vibration.

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      thomas301 

      12 months ago

      also these issues are all intermittent, sometimes when im at 50 to 60 mph, the car will vibrate really bad and if i stay at that milage for a little bit the vibration stops. again the only thing that seems to stay is the sound from my wheels when im driving

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      thomas301 

      12 months ago

      hi eddie,

      I'm having similar issues as discribed above, but mine are slightly different, i recently replaced my front brake pads on my 2001 saturn L300, within the last week or two when i drive 50 to 65 my car shakes really badly, also when im driving in general my car makes a unusual and quiet noise while im driving, it isnt to loud, but it goes and can tell it never goes away as im driving, also when i stop sometimes i get a sound as if my tire is flat the sound doesnt always occur all the time, all these issues are intermittent

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      Brandon 

      12 months ago

      Hello I have a 1993 Toyota Camry. When accelerating from a stop the steering wheel will vibrate pretty hard but when I reach approximately 50 to 60 km/h the shaking completely disappears. There is no shake when applying the breaks or turning it's only when I begin to accelerate from a stop. And idea what could be wrong? The tires are properly aligned and they were balanced about a month before I bought the car which was about 3 weeks ago. It does have a power steering leak not sure if that could be the cause aswell as the upper (dogbone) motor mount is shot but the lower motor mounts look fine.

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      Lynn 

      12 months ago

      When driving 25 - 30 mph my vehicle vibrates and steering wheel shakes and if you turn the steering wheel to the left even to just get into the left lane it makes noise. Going at high speeds on the highway around 70-75 miles per hour the car and steering wheel does the same thing. I just had brand new tires put on and my husband took a look and ended up replacing the bearing and CV joint and shaft on the driver side and the bearings and CV joint and shaft were replaced on the passanger side about a year ago. And still having the same issues with the vibration. We have read that it could also be our breaks and how silly if that is the case but I do not have an issue while braking with any vibration.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      12 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Arin,

      It's the front brake rotors that cause vibrations in the steering wheel when braking, so you will either have to have the brake rotors resurfaced or replaced to fix the issue, I also recommend replacing the pads at the same time. Keep me posted on what you decide to do, thanks.

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      Jeeva 

      12 months ago

      More vibration while driving in 2nd gear

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      Arin 

      12 months ago

      Hi...when am on 80 to 100 or 120 the car goes normal but the moment I march the brakes to reduce my speed the whole car and the steering shakes so badly till am back on 60...pls I need help asap...what could be wrong here...

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      Gaby 

      13 months ago

      I just had my tires balanced and the wheel vibrates a little

      Alignment has already been done as well

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      Eddie Carrara 

      13 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Sandi,

      Have you had the tires balanced yet? That is where I recommend you start with any vibration at high speeds. Let me know, thanks.

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      Shandi 

      13 months ago

      My car shakes real bad ...it started on highway when I would get up to 50 mph now it's shaking at 35 40 mph. I just had the control arms replaced on both sides cause I thought that was the problem..but it's not..it's shaking worse now.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      13 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Athena,

      I recommend bringing it back asap to the shop that changed the tires, have the mechanic go for a ride with you so you can point out the vibration, you could have a defective tire or they may not be balanced correctly. If the vibration was not there before the tires were replaced, then you know it has something to do with the new tires, if the vibration is the same as before the new tires, you could have a separate issue. Keep me posted, thanks.

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      Athena Sepulveda 

      13 months ago

      Hi I just had my tires changed and I had my alignment and tires balanced and my car still shakes (front end& steering wheel) if I go over 65mph it's not really bad but it's annoying :( do you have any suggestions what it might be causing this issue?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      13 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi JG,

      I truly believe it's the surface you're driving on and you have nothing to worry about.

      Hi Kevin,

      Do you know if it is coming from the engine or do you think it maybe coming from the wheels and tires?

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      Eddie Carrara 

      13 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Kyle,

      Have the tires checked first, it almost sounds like you have bald tires or uneven wear on your tires.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      13 months ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Cec,

      I recommend having the front coil springs and shocks looked at first. The coil spring manages the ride height of the vehicle, the shock/strut controls vibrations while driving over uneven surfaces.

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