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Vibration in steering at 40-50 mph, vehicle steers well, stops straight, is it idler arm, or maybe wheel balance? has had warped discs in past.

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Hello, yes i would agree with you on this get your wheels balanced and this should cure your problem.
Hope this helps you.
George.

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