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Old 01-23-2019, 06:43 PM   #1
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Steering wheel shaking.

Well about a month ago my steering wheel began to shake at highway speeds. So I think no biggie, I probably just lost a weight or something. Well I started noticing that it doesn't always do it. I can be crusing one day at 75 and it be smooth as butter, but then the next day shake worse than Michael J Fox. So I'm wondering what it could be.. Any ideas??
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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it might be the PCM pulling boost



actually, it does sound like a weight or something, but doesn't make sense that its sporadic. have you checked the CV joints and all that, make sure the axles are tight? bigger wheels have been known to cause similar issues, but i can't remember what size yours are, and you've had them a while anyway. maybe check the lug nuts too... sounds like something is just a little loose
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:49 PM   #3
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I guess I could check the axle nuts.. Now where's my 1.25in socket at. lol I'm pretty sure it's not a BROKEN axle as I've had that happen already and I know what it feels like and this ain't it.

What am I looking for on the CV joints?
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:50 PM   #4
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Well about a month ago my steering wheel began to shake at highway speeds. So I think no biggie, I probably just lost a weight or something. Well I started noticing that it doesn't always do it. I can be crusing one day at 75 and it be smooth as butter, but then the next day shake worse than Michael J Fox. So I'm wondering what it could be.. Any ideas??

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #5
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I guess I could check the axle nuts.. Now where's my 1.25in socket at. lol I'm pretty sure it's not a BROKEN axle as I've had that happen already and I know what it feels like and this ain't it.

What am I looking for on the CV joints?
holes in the boot, no grease around. also, sometimes axles "break" but they still work. they'll be loose and move around when you grab it and shake it. it should not do that. other than that, all i can think of is the hub spacer in your wheel, but there is no way that should be missing or damaged unless the wheel was taken off.
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holes in the boot, no grease around. also, sometimes axles "break" but they still work. they'll be loose and move around when you grab it and shake it. it should not do that. other than that, all i can think of is the hub spacer in your wheel, but there is no way that should be missing or damaged unless the wheel was taken off.
Yeah I know, that's how both my stock axles broke.. They still worked.. I remember being able to make it shake last time by applying throttle, but in neutral, it didn't shake at all.. Even if I put it in neutral, it still shakes now, so I don't think that's it.

I could go down to Big-O and have them rebalance my wheels, but that's $10 a pop and I don't have shit for money to be wasting it if it's not the problem.

I dunno, I'll do a full inspection this weekend I guess and see what I can come up with.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:58 PM   #7
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Yeah I know, that's how both my stock axles broke.. They still worked.. I remember being able to make it shake last time by applying throttle, but in neutral, it didn't shake at all.. Even if I put it in neutral, it still shakes now, so I don't think that's it.

I could go down to Big-O and have them rebalance my wheels, but that's $10 a pop and I don't have shit for money to be wasting it if it's not the problem.

I dunno, I'll do a full inspection this weekend I guess and see what I can come up with.
there are some known issues with the steering system. i honestly can't remember what they were, or what the symptoms were. may want to check into that... i'm pretty sure there is a TSB for it, if not, there is a fix that everyone does when they have the problem
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improper torque on the wheels seems to cause it too(on mine anyways). i'm assuming you already took the crush washer off the stud ?
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:03 PM   #9
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improper torque on the wheels seems to cause it too(on mine anyways). i'm assuming you already took the crush washer off the stud ?
Yeah of course. I've never actually torqed them down properly, so maybe I'll have to go get me a tq wrench set and actually do shit right this time. lol 100ft/lbs right?
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Yeah of course. I've never actually torqed them down properly, so maybe I'll have to go get me a tq wrench set and actually do shit right this time. lol 100ft/lbs right?
i do 125 or 150on mine... its tight as my tq wrench goes whichever it is
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yes 100lbs....
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The TSB was for a popping noise/feel when you push or pull on the steering wheel. It replaced the shaft in the upper part of the column.

An axle or bearing could be a cause, but I'd maybe try rotating the wheels first to see if it changes. That would be a good way to rule out a wheel imbalance (and while you're rotating them check to make sure the wheel isn't bent, especially on the inside rim). Because it's not happening all the time would make me think it might not be a balance issue.

And the wheel lug torque according to the FSM is ~95 ft-lbs if I remember correct. You definitely wouldn't want to go well over a 100 ft-lbs as you'd stretch the studs and make them a lot more prone to failure.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:00 PM   #13
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Bet you its a bent rim on the inside happend to me verrrry small bend you can almost barley see it but soon as i hit 80 mph Steering wheel goes crazzy its usually allways in the front also

moved that rim to the back Smooth again
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