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The steering wheel starts to shake when I make slow sharp turns. Usually when parking or in aparking lot. Power steering fluid level is fine and fluid doesn't look dirty. Suggestions?

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A steering wheel shake with the wheel fully turned usually indicates a seizing constant velocity joint (axle). it can also be accompanied by a clicking noise while turning at higher speed. this is easy to confirm. raise and support the front of the vehicle and put in neutral. turn the wheels by hand with steering wheel pointed straight ahead. there should be minimal resistance. then try rotating the wheels with the steering wheel turned all the way to one side then the other. if you feel any extra tightness or binding, you indeed have a seizing joint. if the axles look ok visibly, you will need to remove the axles to confirm which side is the problem. good luck!

Posted on May 25, 2010

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This is caused by a part called a brake rotor or disk, it is warped, when u apply the brakes this makes the steering shake, have a shop do a front brake job or turn the front rotors so they are true and run striaght.

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You might need one of two things. Have the power steering pump, or drum in the steering column checked.

Also make sure your serpentine belt is not to tight, slipping or wearing out.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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