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2009 ford flex front wheel drive has sterring wheel shake upon acceleration more so at highway speeds ive replaced both cv axles, wheel bearings, and tie rod ends whatcould be causing this

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Stabilizer bushings or ball joints if it's not a bad tire like said above. Have wheels checked for trueness at tire shop. don-ohio (:^)

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Could be a wheel bearing or a bad tire jack it up and see if the wheel moves if you pull it up and down

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