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Tire shimmy between 60 and 70 mph in 2004 pathfinder

My front tires shimmy between 60 and 70 mph periodically. what could the problem be ??

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Nissan has a critical recall on the front strut towers on that year Pathfinder. Could cause steering problems even lose of steering, causing crash. If you havent had this fixed bring it too Nissan dealer immediately. They will provide loaner vehicle and in extreme cases when it is beyond fixing, Nissan is buying back the vehicles.

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    Nissan has a critical recall on the front strut towers on that year Pathfinder. Could cause steering problems even lose of steering, causing crash. If you havent had this fixed bring it too Nissan dealer immediately. They will provide loaner vehicle and in extreme cases when it is beyond fixing, Nissan is buying back the vehicles. Even if its not the problem it will be.

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SOURCE: Front end shimmey on 2004 Maxima SE

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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sounds like you need to have the tires force matched to the rims,basiclly its a tire machine that tells the technician working on your car what position to mount the tire on the rim for the best balancing scenario and it can also tell if u have a bad tire,which might also be possible,i have seen many bad tires that are new,a dealer or a good shop should have this type of tire balancer,hope this helps

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