Question about 2006 Mazda Tribute
So the car steering wheel vibrates when I decelerate until I get to 40 mph, and it vibrates when I drive on the highway past 80 mph. I have aligned the tires and changed the tires themselves but I dont know what is wrong. I also got the car a new set of brakes but nothing. I don't know what to do or what is wrong with this car.
Steering idler sounds like its worn, on the steering you will see a link that goes from the steering arm just before the tracking, looks like a swing, it attaches to the body shell and has a bolt and rubber innards, this dampens down the vibration on the longest arm to the wheel so on right hand drive its on left wheel on left hand drives its on the right side, should not have a lot of play in it but should move left to right depending on steering position. cirb clipping wears them out quicker and so does pot holes in the road.
Posted on Nov 11, 2017
try the simple solution first put your front tires on back and back tires on front. check your air pressure then take it for a drive and see if any thing has changed. if so you probably have a badly worn tire. if no change have someone move the steering wheel back and forth wyle you are under the fornt of the car (dont forget to chalk the wheels) and see if any of your steering components are loose/moving. if nothing is loose and your tires are good try to bounce the front end. if you can really get the front of the car going up and down pretty easy you havce bad struts/shocks.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Vibration or a "shimmey" is an indication that the tires need to be balanced. This is not related to the wheel alignment you had done A poorly balanced tire will vibrate on its own, transferring the vibration all the way through the steering wheel. Have the tires balanced. If this doesn't fixy your issue, then the problem lies between the rotors (could have a warped rotor) and the rack and pinion. Best of luck on your problem.
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: Mazda b2200, 1989 109000 miles.
I have the same thing but mine is between 45-50 mph. I read about this a while back in a magazine for people that pull campers, the problem exists in all vehicles although its not as noticeable in every thing you ride in. There is a certain "point" at which your speed and engine speed reach, that causes a phenomonon that causes a vibration. Engineers relate it to "harmonics" which is a similar issue but in the electronic field of study. There is nothing you can do for it, and it varies from unnoticeable in some vehicles to driving you insane in my 1989 Mazda B2200. I had an '89 Ford F-150 that did it at 35 mph and a 2001 Dodge Diesel that did it at 45 mph, but those were the only three vehicles I've ever driven and noticed it.
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
SOURCE: my car vibrate at 100-120km/hr
Sounds like brake rotors are warped. At lower speeds does the steering wheel wobble when you apply the brakes. If so then this the problem.
Posted on Aug 08, 2011
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