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The front end and steering wheel shakes when i hit a hole or bump

The front end and steering wheel shakes when i hit a pot hole or a bump

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    Here knocking in front wheel while driving out or going over Speed bumps or pot holes

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This usually indicates a problem with the suspension components. Check for play in front end suspension, 1st thing I would check would be the steering damper, it's often overlooked, and could be the cause. If that checks out ok, jack up and check for play in wheels, which could be caused by worn ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings. A lot of possibilities, generally play in any components can trigger the shaking you're experiencing when hitting a pot hole or bump. Good luck!

Posted on May 09, 2009

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    Lisa Tuetken Feb 28, 2016

    The steering feels like there is play so thanx this was helpful

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