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I just purchased a 2006 Galant yesterday and already the service engine soon light came on. What could possible be wrong? Also the steering wheel starts to shake when I start going 65+. Please help!!

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Sounds like either a tire balance problem or bad cv joint have tires checked may have a tires out of balance or tire that is seperating have it checked immediately before it causes an accident may also have loose wheel lug nuts should be torqued to 100ft/lbs.hope this helps

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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    the service soon light is probably in need of tune up could have someone code scan car for u with an (OBD2 code reader)to see what codes computer has stored...

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Check with code scanner for fault code/or bring to garage to run scan

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