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97 Cougar XR7 V6 shaking in steering wheel and body.

70,000 KM new tires and balance no help. Front end checks out tight. Replaced both rear springs, they were broken, no help. At hwy speed shaking is quicker, could this be the drive shaft?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    a drive shaft would vibrate.

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Have you a had a 4 wheel alignment done?If all four wheels aren't set to a comman center line it cause it to shake,a warped brake rotor could cause this also.

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