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Front end shakes

I just replaced the steering stabilizer because of a violent shake 2 months ago and now i am starting to get a little wobble in the front end when i reach speeds of about 50 to 55 if i let off the gas it quickly goes away

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  • toadjr Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I've had 3 tire balances in a year. The problem goes away for a while. Then I had the front end aligned and it made the shake worst. I just got the tires balanced again. Problem solved for now.

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Get your front end aligned.

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