1993 Mazda B2200 shaking

Tiny
TONYSPIVEY1
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  • 1993 MAZDA B2200
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 220,000 MILES
Had terrible shaking when beteeen 25-35 mph, Just replaced both tie rod ends inner and outer, the shaking between 25-35 mph still happens. What next? Also pulls to right terribly even though the ends are in exact same place.
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 1:51 PM

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Tiny
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Don't tell me you didn't have it aligned? When I see a comment "though the ends are in exact same place" I know you don't understand how terribly precisely alignment adjustments need to be set. 1/16 turn on either tie rod end is the difference between being in specs and so far out it will cause tire wear. You will see how far off the "total toe" is on the "before" readings on the alignment printout. I've done this trick too on my own vehicles but the secret is to replace only one part at a time. If you start with a straight steering wheel, then replace one part, you drive the vehicle and keep on adjusting that new part until the steering wheel is straight again, THEN you can move on to the next part.

Even after replacing just one tie rod end and adjusting it until the steering wheel was straight, I still was getting tire wear patterns related to incorrect total toe.

Your mechanic will perform an inspection before doing an alignment. Without knowing more information or history, the list of possibilities includes a bent wheel, a slipped alignment adjustment for "camber", a badly warped brake rotor, or a broken belt in a tire. Tie rod ends, ball joints, and other suspension parts won't cause a shaking in the steering wheel
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 2:04 PM

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