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bullet700 07-03-2010 12:04 PM

Shaky steering Wheel
 
my steering wheel starts to violently shack as soon as i reach 70mph. any idea what the issue might be? i checked to bolts on the wheels, they are all nice and tightly secured.

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-03-2010 12:38 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
you need a wheel alignment

5.7Unlimited 07-03-2010 12:42 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
Your tires may be un-balanced, if so, you would need to get them re-balanced by a tire shop OR there might be mud or something inside the rim acting as a counter weight which can also throw off the balance, make sure they are nice and clean on the inside (and outside :) ) then if they still wobble at high speed, you should consider getting them re-balanced. This is all assuming of course that there is no damage to a wheel bearing or a steering component, etc. good luck!

Jesse 07-03-2010 01:01 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
A badly warped brake rotor can cause a little shake in the steering wheel as well.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 07-03-2010 02:54 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
balance for sure and if u've balanced and still doing it then ur rim is bent

Walt 07-03-2010 07:36 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bullet700 (Post 229982)
my steering wheel starts to violently shack as soon as i reach 70mph. any idea what the issue might be? i checked to bolts on the wheels, they are all nice and tightly secured.

Check wheel balance first (it's cheap, like me :o). You could have thrown a wheel-balancing weight.

Rotate tires front-to-back on same side and re-test at speed. If it goes away, get the rear 2 tires balanced (the ones that used to be on the front).

eddiefig 07-03-2010 07:53 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
1) wheels need balancing 2) might be a defective tire 3) check tire pressure 4) bent rim 5) wheel alignment 6) driveline component, i.e., drive shaft, transfer case or torque converter. Its not mud. Mud would shake the wheels at more like 35-40 MPH.

ltdan 07-04-2010 11:14 AM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
It Could be Mud. I collected some earlier this weekend and it didn't start to shake until 65mph +

bullet700 07-04-2010 12:34 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
you'll have been very helpful. I'll be running to the Tire Shop. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to everyone. enjoy the fireworks!!

Scottina06 07-04-2010 12:49 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
find a shop with a roadforce balancer

blackpepper 07-04-2010 01:20 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
^^^^^

http://www.gsp9700.com/pub/search/findgsp9700.cfm

AcidCold 07-04-2010 01:56 PM

Re: Shaky steering Wheel
 
Same problem here but i blame my lower control arm bushings so i need to replace both and then get the tires rebalanced using weights instead of those cheap wheel stick on weights.


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