Question about 2004 Nissan Maxima
Between 80-100 KPH (40-60 MPH) front wheel end shimmies. I have had 2 new tires put on and a complete front end alignment. Is there something alse that one could have checked as I am fearfull when on highway that something serious may happen especially when my children are in the vehicle.
It is possible that one of your new tires has what is called a slipped belt which is basically a faulty tire.
If they were able to successfully perform the front end alignment you can almost be sure that all of your ball joints, tie rod ends etc are ok as these really don't attribute to "shimmying" felt in the steering wheel.
The are several common causes of shaking felt in the steering wheel:
1. Out of balance wheel/tire combo
2. Slipped belt in a tire
3. Bent wheel
Your shop should be able to pinpoint the cause easily.
Take your car back to the shop that replaced your tires and tell them what you are experiencing. They can check your new tires again to make sure the belt on them did not slip.
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