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Tie rod ends or alignment needed.

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SOURCE: steering wheel shakes when i hit bumps

Check all your lug nuts make sure they are tight, Have your tie rods checked and our front suspension make sure these are all tight, If so Have the front end aligned and the tires balanced

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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when slowing to make right turn is it more like a clicking noise, does it do it while turning or just when slowing down. If it is while you are turning it is most likely the right cv axle drive shaft popping. When at a stop with ac on does it shake if you put it in park and how do the rpms read in park or in drive. Did they change the trans mount also dont thank that is it just trying to get a better understanding so I can better assist you.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my front end shakes when i hit a bump at 50 mph, the front tires

could be a bent rim ? have you changed the universal joints? how about the tie rods and stabilizer bar

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Jeep wrangler, at 45-50 mph, the front end

Welcome to the jeep "wobble of death", Could be a series of things, Alignment, bent rim, tie rods, balancing of tires etc.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Hello my steering wheel shakes braking from 60km/h

hi your brake rotors on the front are warped replace them it will stop don hope this helps

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

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I hit a bump in the road and now the truck pulls real bad to the right and the steering wheel shakes real bad at low speed and when I hit the brakes? 2000 gmc sonoma


check your wheel is on nice and tight. check that the yore has no bulges or damage to all sides.
If everything appears okay take it to a suspension/steering specialist for a look ....sounds like you may have suffered suspension damage.
Who is responsible for the maintenance of that road? I would consider contacting them for an inquiry about possible compensation for the cost of repair, they always fix the road pretty quickly after such inquiries!!!!!
Taking a photo of the offending bump might be advisable

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1970 ford f250 shakes real bad when I let off the gas. Any ideas I'm stumped


it depends what shakes ? if it only dose it when your slowing right down without braking then it could be an engine mount. if your braking it could be many things from warped disks to track rod ends/ball joints/loose wheel bearings. try and trace the shake. front right-left/steering wheel/back right -left.checks to do are,jack car up and hold the top and bottom of the wheel and shake it/there should be no movement/hold the sides of the wheel and shake it/there should be no movement ( on all wheels ) grab engine and shake it while looking at both sides ( checking engine mounts ) shaking can be caused by a number of things even bad shockers. good luck

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Why does the steering wheel shake real bad


Tire out of balance, tire has broken belt and has a bulge, or a flat spot on tire. You may also have a broken shock or strut.

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Why does it shake whenever i let off the gas and shakes real bad when i apply my brakes


If when applying the brakes the steering wheel shakes then your front rotors are warped and at the least need resurfaced and most likely the brake pads replaced. But more likely the rotors are too thin which has allowed them to overheat and warp which causes the shaking. In this case new rotors and pads are in order. If when braking tou feel the shaking in the seat of your pants then most likely the rear brakes are the issue. Same problem as the front, warpage, but your rear brakes are most likely drums. Again, possible resurfacing and new shoes; but more likely new drums and brake shoes.

But I wonder? Did this vibrating just start all of a sudden or maybe after a near accident requiring you to brake very heavily and possibly overheat the brakes. Or my main concern, to keep this from happening again, after pulling some type of trailer that you intend on pulling again. Pulling a trailer without its own brakes puts a much heavier load on your trucks brakes and just repairing them won't keep it from happening again if you ARE pulling a trailer. Higher quality rotors/pads/drums/ and brake shoes can help but if the trailer is too heavy for the truck nothing but installing brakes on the trailer or a lighter trailer will stop you from warping them again.

Lastly, in general when you let off the gas and the whole vehicle shakes the driveshaft/u-joints are common causes. Same with the steering wheel if it shakes when letting off the gas, but only on a 4x4 or AWD vehicle. So check your driveshafts and u-joints and make sure they are tight. But unless you find something obvious there I would wait until you have the brakes sorted out and see if that doesn't stop all the shaking.

Good luck!

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What makes it shakes


Sounds like bad brake pulsation, meaning warped rotors. When rotors are warped , they push the caliper piston in and out ,causing the brake pedal to pulsate and shake the steering wheel. I would start with replacing the front pads and rotors, and if you have drum brakes in the rear, have those cleaned and adjusted for a more balanced braking system.

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My car shakes real bad, I have to hold on steering wheel tight


This can arise from a variety of causes
- lost wheel balance weights, throwing this out
- a bent rim from hitting a pothole
- an out of round tire, which can develop over time
- worn or loose wheel hub bearing
- worn or loose suspension joints
- worn or loose steering components eg tie rod end

If unsure how to check these, get along to a suspension and tire shop, as it could be something dangerous to you.

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2001 dodge neon front end shakes and steering is jerky


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Front wheels are loose and wobbly. too much play in steering wheel, and while driving the wheels cause the whole car to shake real bad. what needs to be replaced?


There is a steering dampener underneath that looks like a strut or shock absorber. Replacing this should correct the problem.

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Steering wheel shakes when i hit bumps


Bad shocks will cause the front jump around. Also check the tires for uneven wear.
The entire front end should be looked over if the shocks are bad you may also have other parts worn as well.

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Jeep shakes bad out sometimes. I can hardly hold


make sure the steering stabalizer shock is not blown out(leaking), or a seperated tire.

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