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Shaking the front end shakes. Ive replaced the tie rods, carring bearings, got alinement, tires balanced and rotated, what else could it be?

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You may have got the tires balanced but i would bet that you have a bad belt in a tire this would not show up on a mechanical balancer. i would have them check the tires themselves... please rate this

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