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tire shaking

when i hit 50 my steeringwheel starts shaking. not like my truck is gonna fall apart but it shakes up untill i hit 57-60.

i know i know. search. but i did. and ive had my wheels balanced recently and its till happening.

im thinking it could have something to do with my front swaybar, as it looks slightly damaged on the right side (the rubber D part is split)


anybody got any ideas?
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Its balance, you probably threw a wieght.
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Sound like they are out of balance. Did they do this right after you had them balanced?
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not immediatley after but a couple days later yea, it was doing it before the balancing too tho
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check wheel/tire balance, if that don't cure it, check out those steering joints. Steering wheel wobble at certain speeds generally means tie rods.
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remember when my steering wheel was shaking it was the lug nuts being loose
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all my lugs are tight. hell the shop torqued them so much that i couldnt even undo them w/o a cheater bar yesterday when i was putting in my swaybar
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Make sure the mounting hub and wheel surface is clean. Any dirt or rust will cause the wheel not to seat correctly and will cause a vibration.
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Make sure yor wheel bearings arent loose.
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how do i check that, pull the rotors and repack them?
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you could have a bad belt in one of your tires
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they were rotated too lol
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I would check the tie rods. Jack the front end up, and have someone turn the steering wheel while you look at the tie rods for excessive play.
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excessive play would be shaking or what?
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grab the wheel at 3 and 9 and rock it back and forth feeling for play in the inners and outers, if you rock the steering while jacked up you wont see ****. also when you do jack it up jack from next to the hub so the suspension is loaded, check you wb bj andpay close attention to the tre's inner and outers
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tie rod moving before/more than the wheels.
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Mines doing the same thing. It has to be my tires. Because it does it on the front and back. It's incredibly annoying. I also know it's not my wheels because it did it with my old wheels as well. And my wheels now are perfectly straight.
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You might check all your bushings too.
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