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Shaking Steering Wheel

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Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby wth530 [OP] » Oct 11 2012, 6:17pm

Howdy,
I have a 2005 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with 133,500 miles on it. In the last 10,000 miles I have put four new tires, four new shocks, and have had everything balanced/rotated and an alignment done. All that said at about 70 miles an hour I will get a crazy shake in the steering wheel. It progressively gets worse until I have to pull over. It will also cause the brake pedal to shake both before and during the application of the brake pedal. Any ideas?! Thanks in advance for any answers.
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby benz604 » Oct 11 2012, 6:43pm

sounds like an idler or pitman arm goin on ya, could be tierod or balljoint also but they usually start vibrating at lower speeds, idler is the most common and usually causes the most violent steering wheel shakes with wobble
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby ASTE25 » Oct 11 2012, 7:35pm

^^^I agree, but it could also be warped rotors.
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Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby Machster69 » Oct 11 2012, 7:56pm

Make sure the weights didnt sling off...
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby steved » Oct 11 2012, 8:10pm

I had a great big write up done and deleted it...the very first question I need an answer to is:

Did it do it before you had the tires/shocks/alignment done???
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby Angry Hermit » Oct 11 2012, 9:08pm

Had the same problem on my old (Censored), gets worse when you hit the brakes. Thought it was the ABS, but only warped rotors. New rotors and pads, problem solved.
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby texas tc » Oct 11 2012, 9:49pm

I agree, brake issues was the first thing that came to my mind.
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby steved » Oct 12 2012, 1:23am

The first thing that came to my mind was a broken belt in a new tire...

Followed by a bad steering component causing what is termed "death wobble" in the Dodge world...

A vibration that starts and doesn't stop until you pull over doesn't scream brake issue to me...
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Re: Shaking Steering Wheel

Postby starspangled6.0 » Oct 12 2012, 1:26am

I vote for something wrong with the brakes or wheels... bad hubs, maybe?
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