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I have a 1994 Toyota Corolla. It has had a shimmy in the steering wheel for quite some time. Had a bent rim replaced, it has new struts, and today I had a new sway bar and links installed, as the sway bar and a link had been bent. The tires were balanced after the sway bar was replaced. Only have 124,000 miles on it. I can see and feel the shimmy in the steering wheel most when I'm going slow, but it's there at any speed. Also, at any speed, it's a bumpy/ride with vibration. I don't know what else is left to check! Oh, and my wheel bearings are all supposed to be fine, too. I've recently spoken with two other '94 Corolla owners whose cars have waaay more mileage on them, and they said they do not have this problem. It's making me nuts!!!

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    I'll give that a shot. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

  • Superbovine May 11, 2010

    Have you tried rotating the tires back to front and seeing if the steering wheel vibe goes away/lessens? It really sounds like an out-of-round tire or a tire with a broken belt.

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Most likely driveshaft from the geardox to the wheel also bent also get the front allinement checked if you havent already

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WHEEL SHIMMY CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY THINGS. LIKE TIRE OR WHEEL OUT OF BALANCE / LOOSE OR WORN WHEEL BEARINGS / WORN TIE ROD ENDS / WORN LOWER BALL JOINTS.AND EXCESSIVE RUN OUT ON WHEEL BRAKE ROTOR.

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Possible you may have bad bearings toyota reccomends service every 40,000 miles and replacement at 80,000 miles have them rechecked ,royedwardtat

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