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Have a 2005 Maxima that shakes at the wheel at 45 mph up to 60 mph, I inspected my inner and outher tie rods and they are fine the alinement is fine, tires are new and balanced, brakes were replaced aswell but no change to this, the car runs perfect at any other speed lower or higher. Any ideas of what it could be? I'm thinking maybe the struts because I dont see any bad bushings.

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  • killjoy1025 Jun 21, 2009

    Good idea but I forgot to mention all the rims have been inspected and rotated from the front to the back. Thanks anyway.

  • killjoy1025 Jun 21, 2009

    It's an automatic, and I have swapped tires from the front to the back checked the rims pressure and balance. I have notice that it shakes less during acceleration but it's not that much of a difference. It doesn't pull to the sides or shake at high speeds at all.

  • killjoy1025 Jun 21, 2009

    I've never herd that but I will definitely check in to the transmission. Thank You!

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Have you tried swapping tires, front to back,back to front, to see if any difference? Try running same speed, (if you can do it without over revving engine) in a different gear, either higher or lower doesn't matter, just to see if there is any relation to engine RPM's & shake. Is this an automatic or manual shift?

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    Mike Butler Jun 21, 2009

    Has anyone scanned transmission, such as torque converter operation? I'd be tempted to have dealer scan it, as well as ask if it has a lock-up style torque converter that can be shut off, (disconnected temporarily) just long enough to test drive & see how it reacts at those speeds then. There has been a few vehicle models in past that would suffer same/similar symptoms, that were traced back to transmission lock-up converter.

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It may be that one of your front wheel rims is slightly buckled. You can try swapping each with your spare wheel then test drive and see if this eliminates the problem.

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