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Old 03-17-2015, 10:52 PM   #1
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Help! Steering Wheel Shake

I have an 06 v6 Pony Package. I have tried everything I can find to fix my steering wheel shake. It happens when I go 40+ mph and when I'm braking when I'm slowing down from highway speeds my steering wheel goes insane. I've done tie rod ends, new front brake pads and rotors, bought new tires AND rims and had them balanced, and there seems to be no play when jacking up the front end and shaking the wheel. I'm desperate for a fix to this, its just horrible driving it everyday and the steering wheel shaking. I'm about to sell it and buy a grocery hauler car because I can't handle it anymore. And advice is appreciated!
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I have an 06 v6 Pony Package. I have tried everything I can find to fix my steering wheel shake. It happens when I go 40+ mph and when I'm braking when I'm slowing down from highway speeds my steering wheel goes insane. I've done tie rod ends, new front brake pads and rotors, bought new tires AND rims and had them balanced, and there seems to be no play when jacking up the front end and shaking the wheel. I'm desperate for a fix to this, its just horrible driving it everyday and the steering wheel shaking. I'm about to sell it and buy a grocery hauler car because I can't handle it anymore. And advice is appreciated!
Have you gotten an alignment?

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Yes after my tie rod ends I aligned it. Although alignments don't cause steering wheel shake... I'm in automotive college and that is what I was taught anyway.
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Did you check out your lower control arms/ball joints?
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:15 AM   #5
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Use FACTORY wheels. I had the same thing and some aftermarket wheels are just not right. Also some tires just aren't right. They're defective or out of balance and no amount of balancing will fix it.
my aftermarket wheels that are same size as factory with snow tires on them do this. Balanced, re balanced, alignment, same issue.
I put my normal factory wheels and tires back on in the Spring.....smooth as butter.
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disc retaining clips? remove the wheels you may have a retaining clip that holds the disc rotor in place, the OEM wheels have indentations for these...if you replace rims they need to be removed.
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When you brake could be due to warped rotors or glazed over rotors. And I had some wheel shake when I got tires put on cause they didn't weight a front wheel just right


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Disc retaining clip

Pull the front wheels, Look for this clip and remove on both front wheels.
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It is not needed, It was only needed on the assembly line.
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Could also be your shocks when was the las time you replaced them

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I removed the retaining clips when I got the new wheels and rims. And I had this shake when I had stock rims and tires and balancing them wouldn't fix it. I have not tried shocks or wheel bearings yet. I inspected for bad wheel bearing and found nothing, and the shocks don't show any signs of failure or bad wear. Depending on the price of the bearing, I might try it. I am sick of throwing parts at it though
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Its 9 yrs if the shocks haven't been replaced chances are there worn out . Just routine maintenance.

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I wanted to see if you have resolved your steering wheel shake problem yet. I've been having the same problems as you for a couple months now. It was right after I put new wheels on. Just put new tires on yesterday and didn't fix the problem. Going to get a road force balance and see if that does the trick. But Iam a little worried it won't do anything and I have bigger problems. Just was wondering if you solved your issue so I could start looking through potential causes I hadn't thought of yet.


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