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Old 08-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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Steering Wheel shake at Highway speeds

Hey guys, kinda new to this forum stuff so bare with me! I have a 2011 gt roush supercharged with eibach multi pro r2 coilovers and im having a steering wheel shaking issue at 60+ mph. It gets worse when I put the car into sport mode. Iv looked at alignment, tires, balance and road force everything that would involve the shaking of the steering wheel. Iv seen a lot of people with this same issue but no one can seem to find the answer. Im beginning to wonder if it the electric power steering?! Maybe ford has an update for the program or something like that? Or if there is any aftermarket rack I could get to help this? If anybody has any ideas or has resolved this issue please let me know. Thanks!
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If still under warranty march it back into ford


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #3
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Mine does it too, but it's random when it does it. Always from 55-75.
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No more warranty, to much after market stuff they would blame me for issue. Plus im out of it anyway with that crap 3yrs 3600!
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My first thought is either an unbalanced wheel or a bent rim. Could also be **** roads. Not sure if shaking would occur by problems with the power steering...
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If you have the same size rims and tires on all four swap them front to back and see if that makes a difference
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Wheels are staggered.


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Mine does it too, but it's random when it does it. Always from 55-75.
My past 2013 V6 would do it slightly on a road course always between 92-96, I have not noticed it in the 2013 GT yet, but have not had it at the speed range for very long, need to get it on a road track soon. I've only had the GT on MIS Oval at 85-90 with bursts to 95-96 during controlled no passing laps and did not notice anything.
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Wheels are staggered.
DO you have the stock wheels still to do a swap and check them?
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Wheels are staggered.


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Hmm whats the psi at? Have you hit any big pot holes or curbs?
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I have staggered tsw's. And with my old wheels I did slightly hit a curb but not severe.



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Did you have problems before your new set up?
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Ya same issue. I really don't think it's a tire or rim issue. I'm thinking more towards the electric power steering. I know it actuated and tries to help you drive when there is crosswind or bad roads.


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Hmm well you may have slightly bent a hub
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Ya I guess that's possible


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Does your brake pedal pulse?
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Nope not at all.


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Nope not at all.


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Hmmmmmm i think iv seen a thread like this and they had a bad tire. If your pedal doesnt pulse i dont think your hub would be bent
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Have you checked your ball joints?
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Iv had my ball joints replaced twice because of the lower control tsb


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This happens to me as well! I just got new tires and still happened. I'm pretty sure it's because the electrical steering stuff.
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First, do you still have the factory speed-clips holding the brake rotor on? There are usually 1 to 2 of these at the base of a few wheel studs per wheel. With aftermarket wheels, these can prevent the wheel from sitting flat against the rotor/hub surface, as the factory wheels have a machined are in the back of them to accomodate the speed-clip from the factory. If these are still on the car, remove them.

Next, I hate to say it, but more often than not, the quality of cast aluminum wheels is not as good as the factory wheels, and have an out-of-round spec/condition that is too great for our cars. Additionally, lots of cheap quality tires have the same type of out-of-round condition, and this needs to be ruled out.

I would start by jacking the front of the car up just enough to lift the tires off the ground, and then hand spin each wheel/tire and then closely watch the edges of the tires and wheels from different angles for out-of-round conditions.

Specifically look for the tire moving up and down or side-to-side for movement. It should spin nearly true. If you notice anything moving outside of spinning fairly true and flat, or even a flat-spot in the tire, you should be able to go to Discount Tire, or whatever tire shop around you, and have them take the wheel/tire off and look for out-of-round condition while on the balancer. It could be tire or wheel, be we should discount the hub or brake rotor either.

If you find an out-of-round condition from above, get a runout gauge on the hub (no brake rotor) and then again with brake rotor notate any variances. These measurements should tell you if you have a warped brake rotor or hub, which could be causing the brake rotor to engage the pads as it spins around causes a steering wheel wobble.

If nothing else is found, I would then look at bad wheel bearing, which usually only shows up with the weight/load of the car, or front end alignment. Your car may drive straight, but that doesn't mean that the toe adjustment isn't outside of spec, causing the car to fight itself while rolling down the road, giving you steering wheel wobble.
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No I do not it's not a brake or rotor issue, I have no pulsation in the pedal. And my tires are brand new Mickey Thompson's and brand new tsw wheels. Tires or rims have no out of round or anything Iv balanced them and road forced them. I have no play in the hub or ball joints and I can't hear a bearing. And I did the alignment my self and the toe is spot on. I'm leaning towards it no a mechanical issue. Because the change in shaking of the steering wheel increases quite a bit when I turn it to sport mode. Meaning with the electric power steering there's got to be the issue in there. Iv checked everything involving the steering mechanical wise and found no issues. Everything is tight and in spec there should be no reason for the shake unless it's in the programming of the power steering control module.


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