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When you go over a bad bump in the road the back passenger tire feels very strange. The steering wheel jolts back and forth? What would make this happen?

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Possible that you must check the shock absorbers on either sides and then balance rods, if bush is worn or out of aligment.
Check the back side by pressing on heavily to notice any softness or noise. The check your springs for damage.

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While driving dwn the road i hve a bad shake in my steering wheel i have a 1999 gmc yukon


it sounds like the front tires need balancing.if you drive the truck slowly(creeping down the road at about 5mph)and lightly holding the steering wheel do you feel the steering wheel moving back and forth.this could indicate a bad belt in a tire where as a wheel imbalance won`t show up at this low of a speed,but a bad belt will.also have the front end checked for worn front end components and wheel bearings,this can cause a bad shake too.

Apr 20, 2011 | 1999 GMC Yukon

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I have a 2003 impala I just replaced my driver tier and it was balanced. And it is shaking bad over 30 stops when I go over 50 ??


DRIVE REAL SLOW LIKE 5 MPH ON FLAT GROUND. NO BUMPS PARKING LOT.LET GO OF THE STEERING WHEEL IF THE STEERING WHEEL ROCKS BACK AND FORTH. YOU HAVE A CORD SEPARATION IN A FRONT WHEEL IF YOU FEEL YOUR SET ROCKING. THEN ITS A REAR WHEEL. THE ONLY TO FIX A CORD SEPARATION IS TO REPLACE THE TIRE.

Apr 05, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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There is a knocking in my driver side front tire,It feels like its going to break off but I dont see anything broke but when I hit the smallest bump or hole it sounds and feels like its going to snap. I...


Dodge is known for using rubber bushings in everything. They don't squeak like the poly ones do but they do rot after 10 or 15 years and cause clunking noises like you described. More than likely your clunking is coming from a tie rod which is what connects your steering wheel to your tires. Crawl under the truck near the wheel and look for the steel bar that hooks up to the back of it. Have a friend turn the wheel back and forth, or grab the bar and give it a hard shake. If there is any play, the bushing is shot. You can replace the tie rod ends yourself using the old ones to compare but it will still need an alignment, so I usually let a shop do it. New poly bushings will cost a little more but you will never have to replace them again. A good alignment shop should charge less than $200

Feb 13, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Front wheels shakes when over 35 mph ,changed rotors and tires balanced


may have a bad tire you can balance a bad tire but will still shake

Jan 17, 2010 | 1989 Jeep Cherokee

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My steering wheel rotates back and forthYou can


You need to verify that you don't have a low tire first,After that have the wheels checked on a spin balancer to check for a bent wheel,If you can't see a bend wheel problem,it will be a seperated tire or the steel belt shifted in one tire,You can rotate the tire to get that feeling out of the steering wheel until you replace ties.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2004 Ford Expedition

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SYMPTOMS OF BALL JOINT WEAR


If you make a hard right or left hand turn (with steering wheel turned until it stops) you'll hear and feel a pop sensation.When you drive over potholes you'll feel a slight pull to one side.If it is one of the upper balljoints,you can grab the tire with both hands near the top(11 and 1 o'clock) and pull the wheel back and forth.You will feel looseness if the upper balljoint is bad.

Nov 01, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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My car is shaking really bad, feels like I keep hitting bumps, even when I'm not...when driving down the highway if I let go of the wheel, it moves itself back and forth really badly...feels like it is...


SImple solution would be the wheels need to be balanced.

Not so simple solutions are
(1) tires that have delaminated the tread or some other failure (Very bad, could result in a blowout, need to be replaced)
(2) Need front end alignment
(3) Rim bent from hitting pothole or curb.

If tires look ok, are not worn out, and don't appear to need replacing, I'd start by getting them balanced. Most places you buy tires today offer road hazard & lifetime balancing, so this may not cost you anything if you return to the place you purchased tires from.

Once on the balance machine, they should be able to determine if items 1 or 3 apply. That just leaves item 2 to consider.

Sep 24, 2009 | 1998 Saturn SL

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Front end shacking when I run over small bump in road.


If it is still under warranty take it to the dealer. You could have at a minimum have thrown the weights off the tires. But anything like tie rod ends or belts in the tires could be bad.

Jul 07, 2009 | 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2...

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Problem with shaking tires


replace the idler arm that connects the steering linkage to the frame on the passengers side,heavy duty part is about$90.00

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