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Vibration in steering wheel while idling. What could cause this? Cannot feel vibration when moving.

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The possible causes may be that you have loose nuts in a tire or that any front wheel this distorted.Thanks

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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Vibration in steering wheel while idling. What could cause this? Cannot feel vibration when moving.


The possible causes may be that you have loose nuts in a tire or that any front wheel this distorted.Thanks

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you need to isolate this better. does the vibration occur only when the car is moving or do you feel it when sitting in park and racing the engine a little.=lock into something on the engine. do you feel it in the steering wheel= front tire bad,out of balance,bent wheel.does it seem more like you feel it in the seat like the car itself is vibraitng=look at the rear tires. check that all wheel lug nutts are tight.turning corners and acellerating at the same time the vibration could be a CV axle joint. the axles could also cause a vibration.may have to be put on a lift and see if it vibrates when running of the ground. it can be hard to find .

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Vibrations while driving like you are describing can come from tires that have defects (internally broken belts) (wheel weights that have fallen off) or a bent rim (perhaps from another driver [not you :-) ] hitting a curb) Are the tires worn? Have they been balanced and rotated regularly? You report no vibration in the steering wheel.
Vibrations during braking can be warped rotors or discs (but this doesn't sound like your problem since these kind are usually felt in the steering wheel during braking).
If and only if you feel like you can do this safely,
you can try getting the car up to 55, placing the car in neutral, then switching the "engine off" but leave the "key on" (be warned the power steering will go out but the vehicle can still be steered though the steering wheel will be much stiffer) if you try this (do it perhaps in a vacant parking lot or on an empty road) and the vibration goes away with the engine off but while the vehicle is still moving, then the vibration is engine or transmission related. If this is the case you might hope for maybe a bad engine mount. Bad engine mounts can be diagnosed with the vehicle stopped as well. However, if the vibration remains with the van moving forward but with the engine off, the vibration is likely a problem with the tires or suspension. Try to provide some more info.
If you don't feel comfortable trying the above suggestion, please take the vehicle in to an ASE certified suspension and steering professional for further diagnosis.

Finally, I had a similar situation happen to me today. I was riding with a friend in their van and the vehicle started vibrating more and more around 55 mph. We stopped and carefully checked the front tires (including the lug nuts for tightness) but
found a tire defect. (it had several broken steel belts that caused a bulge in the tire and thus the vibration) We changed the tire and the vibration was gone. Good luck to you.

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