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When doing 65-70 mph on the highway, the steering column shakes.

Also when going uphill on the highway the problem gets worse. I had the tires rotated and balanced and had everything on the front end checked. No problems found. Could it be a weak cylinder showing up at a higher cruising speed, motor/transmission mounts or even transmission problem. I do not fill any problems driving in town. Do not know what to check next. When I let off of the gas at 70mph the problem gets better.

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Could be a bad motor mount, probably the front right. It is on the frame behind your passenger side front tire. Place a pry bar between the frame and engine block and try to lift the engine a little. You'll be able to easily see if it's bad. You can also check the upper engine mount, it's on the drivers side coming from the firewall to the top of the motor.

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