post #1 of Old 11-12-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Steering wheel vibrations

Driving around today, I noticed that the steering wheel was moving/ vibrating side to side every once in awhile. It didn't do it the entire time. The couple times it did it, it seemed quite noticeable. Ideas? Thanks.

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post #2 of Old 11-12-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Also, the times when I noticed it, I had not hit a rut in the road. It was on a smooth surface. I'm wondering if there's a problem that needs to be addressed before I go flying over a highway embankment because my steering wheel suddenly stops working.
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post #3 of Old 11-12-2013, 07:09 PM
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I would guess to just check everything for play and make sure no bubbles are forming on the sidewall of the tires

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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I would guess to just check everything for play and make sure no bubbles are forming on the sidewall of the tires
Thanks. I'll check it in the morning. What would the bubbles come from?
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post #5 of Old 11-13-2013, 04:55 AM
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Thanks. I'll check it in the morning. What would the bubbles come from?
a defect in the tire, or hitting a bump (curb, pothole, etc) a bit too hard

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post #6 of Old 11-13-2013, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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That's one serious pothole!
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post #7 of Old 11-13-2013, 10:19 AM
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sometimes it happens though, and it sucks once it really gets larger because you will be hopping all over hte road.

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #8 of Old 11-14-2013, 01:55 AM
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It could be wheel balance issues, could be steering components such as worn bushings, could be one of several things.

I'd go with what's already been mentioned in this thread, then check for missing wheel weights, then move to the steering components and inspect the tie rod and drag link.

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post #9 of Old 11-14-2013, 12:40 PM
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Check the tire pressures first, cold air is less dense than warm air, and it sure has gotten cold the past few days...
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