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 Post subject: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:56 pm 
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G'day all, just after a bit of advice. I was on the freeway on the weekend in my 96 Fairlane Ghia and noticed the steering wheel started to shake quite a bit at about 100km/h. Once I slowed down to about 90km/h and then went back up to about 105km/h it was fine. Would this just be wheel alignment?
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 Post subject: Re: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:42 am 
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Steering wheel shake could be indicative of several things.

The most obvious is wheel balance, followed by wheel alignment. In some instances loose wheel bearings can cause s/wheel wobble, but usually while braking.

Worst case is worn bushes, balljoints or tie rod ends and possibly even steering rack.

I would start with getting the wheels balanced first.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:46 am 
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After the wheel bearings check the bushes and ball joints with a pry bar for any movement.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:02 pm 
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i had the same problem i had my rotors changed over and the problem went away :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:16 pm 
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I had a similar problem to this recently, turned out it was bearings and they collapsed which meant I also needed new rotors pads and (I'm having a massive mind blank) the axle the bearings sit on had to be replaced on both sides costing about $650 in the end.
My advice get it checked asap
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 Post subject: Re: Steering Wheel Vibrations
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:54 pm 
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Perhaps wheel bearings and / or bushes.
I'd only worry about rotors if the steering shuddered under braking.

 

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