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Steering wheel shimmys at speeds 35 and up just changed rotors and pads no play in new wheel bearings doesnt shimmy when i brake though. any help would help greatly thanks

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  • diskjockey98 Oct 01, 2009

    i had tires rebalanced and there fine any other options

  • diskjockey98 Oct 01, 2009

    rims are also fine had them checked to and tires have no broken cords

  • diskjockey98 Oct 01, 2009

    it gets worse at higher speeds almost like im going to loose control at 65 steering really loose feels like

  • diskjockey98 Oct 01, 2009

    i rotated my tires also from front to rear and still have the same issue

  • diskjockey98 Oct 01, 2009

    i didnt have any issues with this until after i replaced the rotors thats whats funny

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Does it stop shimming after 45mph or higher? If it does its either tire balance. If not check to see if one of your rims is out of round. Rotate front tires to rear.

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    gripfitter Oct 01, 2009

    as I said rotate front to rear. I personally had that problem with a chrysler that turned out to be an out of round rim.

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    gripfitter Oct 01, 2009

    Do you still have the old rotors? If so change them back. It possible for new parts to be defective.

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If it shimmies with the brakes applied, it's a rotor problem....but like you say, it shimmies just at a certain speed with no brakes applied, check tires for out-of-roundness. If they look ok, you are looking at a balance problem with the tires.

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