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What is causing my cls 550 shaking and vibration in the steering wheel?

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Why does my 2007 bmw x3 shakes very bad under the seats

Vibration is caused by something out of balance - or worn.

If your steering wheel shakes and vibrates there's a tyre balance/steering problem.

You say that it is under the seats - this suggests a worn propshaft (driveshaft) which is causing the vibration, or a worn gearbox or engine mounting.

There's nobody on Fixya who can give you a 100% diagnosis without actually witnessing the symptoms themself.

If the vibration is as bad as you say it is - either give a mobile mechanic a call or call in at a workshop and ask them to give you an opinion. If you continue to drive a car that has a shaking/vibration problem you're likely to cause further -more expensive- problems.

Apr 23, 2016 | BMW Cars & Trucks

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How do you know if a bad alternator is the cause of steering wheel shaking in a 2005 Chrysler Pacigica with only 149k miles?

Very unlikely a bad alternator is going to cause a steering wheel shake even if the alternator is seriously out of balance. In that case a high frequency vibration will run through almost the entire car and the alternator will soon self-destruct.

There are a few reasons why a steering wheel might shake and mostly these relate to the integrity of the front wheels and tyres, the roundness, the radial and axial run-out, the balance and the compatibility with each other and the vehicle. Problems with the wheels and tyres can further be aggravated by steering/suspension wear or misalignment, worn shock absorbers and even binding brakes or warped brake discs.

The rear wheels and tyres and suspension and brakes are also important for a smooth ride and could conceivably cause a steering wheel shake, though a different sort of shake to that caused by the fronts. In this case the vibration is often felt mostly through the seat of the pants and from the seat back.

Aug 10, 2015 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

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My steering wheel is shacking at 35 - 50.

tires need balanced or wheel rims bent

Mar 10, 2015 | 2006 Toyota Sienna

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Vibration at 70 MPH.

Warped or out-of balance brake rotor? Also keep in mind that loose rear differential trailing arms that allow the rear differential to squirm around can also cause steering wheel shake.

May 19, 2012 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

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My steering wheel vibrates and shakes. I worry the steering will sieze up. What causes this problem and is it dangerous to drive while this is happening?

THE Steering wheel will only shake when either the wheels are out of balance {like weights come off or had a puncture etc} or wheel bearing worn badly,Tracking,out of alignment etc but can also be caused if only WHEN BRAKING it dose it that is the front Rotors have to be replaced and new Disc Pads also.

Jan 16, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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2004 Lincoln Navigator My steering wheel and air conditioner

If the air conditioner compressor is seizing it could cause the vibration you experience.

Jul 26, 2010 | 2004 Lincoln Navigator

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Car shaking and vibrating at 55 mph. and does it again at 65-70.

Since your BMW 540 series is a rear wheel drive car, a common cause of that sort of vibration is often the U joints on your drive shaft. The vibration often only shows up and certain speeds.

It isn't a particularly expensive repair, but is something to have checked out!

Nov 03, 2009 | BMW 5 Series Cars & Trucks

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Steering wheel vibrating - shaking

Could be tie rods,bearings, cv joint. or just need fluid in the power steering. I have even had a brake stick just enough to cause a vibration.

Apr 27, 2009 | 2002 Subaru Outback

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