Steering Wheel Shakes
Installing Re-Machined Brake Rotor Step 2 - When a tire is out of balance it can make the steering wheel shake at highways speeds. Tire maintenance includes balance and inspection for defects and cord separation. Tire's are manufactured in layers which can be become weak and separate internally causing the front end and steering wheel to shake when the brakes are applied driving down the road.
Tire Flat Spot
Replacing Tie Rods Step 4 - When a CV axle joint becomes worn it can have hard spots and bind which will cause the steering wheel to shake. A CV axle is design to transfer power from the transmission to the front wheels (front wheel drive vehicles). Learn more
Replacing CV Axle Step 5 - On vehicles designed with upper control arms, bushings inside these arms can wear causing the steering wheel to shake. Learn more
Upper Control Arm Step 6 - If the suspension ball joints are worn it will allow the spindle to wonder causing the steering wheel to shake.
Lower Ball Joint Step 7 - When an idler or pitman arm wears it allows excess movement causing the steering wheel to shake. To inspect an idler or pitman arm, have a helper turning the steering wheel slightly (jog) back and forth, if excess movement (play) is observed from these steering components replacement is required. Helpful Information A steering wheel should provide a steady and smooth motion when maneuvering the vehicle.