Why is my steering wheel vibrating?

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD MUSTANG
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It started when I was driving today. After shutting the car off and then starting it again the vibration was gone, but returned in less than 5 minutes.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 2:19 AM

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Tiny
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Does it vibrate at certain speed?

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 2:27 AM
Tiny
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More so at slower speeds.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 2:50 AM
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Does the shaking start after hitting a bump?

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 3:23 AM
Tiny
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Nope. I ran the car again last night just sitting in my driveway and there wasn't any shaking but when I got home yesterday it was sitting in idle and was shaking pretty bad.

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 3:07 PM
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I thought the shaking was while driving down the road because you mentioned your steer wheel was shaking. So is the engine running rough?Or do you just have a vibration?

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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No the engine is running fine and it doesn't shake noticeably even when the steering wheel does.

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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 2:59 PM
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So just the steering wheel vibrates while sitting still at idle?

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Friday, May 25th, 2012 AT 11:46 PM
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Right. But I've started it two times since and there hasn't been anything.

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 8:34 PM
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If the steering while vibrates at idle while not moving and the engine is running smooth.I would be looking at the engine and transmission mounts.

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 11:05 PM
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JUST A STUPID RESPONSE HERE!

I'M GETTING GOOD AT PROVIDING THEM

HAVE YOU CHECKED THE POWER STEERING JUICE?

WHEN IT VIBRATES, DO THE POWER STEERING HOSES SEEM TO BE IN DOING IT TOO?

THE MEDIC

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 3:07 AM
Tiny
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No the power steering fluid is at the right level. Yeah I think I've narrowed it down to either the mounts or a bad spark plug or something causing the engine to miss.

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 6:28 PM
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You said the engine is running smooth so I would look at all the mounts.

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 7:45 PM

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