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My steering wheel shakes expecially when i go over 40 miles per h

I had afront wheel allignment and tire rotation about two months ago

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Hi there. does the steering wheel shake from the moment you start moving? or is it at certain speeds.
If it's from the moment you start moving you may have a seperated tire. If it's at certain speeds then you might want to try and get your tires balanced. Hope this helps you out

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Balance your tires, if you did not have that done with the rotation........check for proper tire pressure (with cold tires)

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Ball Joint Inspect
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