WHAT DO I NEED TO CHECK TO REPAIR A VIBRATING/SHAKE IN STEERING WHEEL AT SPEEDS STARTING 50MPH AND HIGHER
2005 Hyundai Elantra
February, 2, 2012 AT 2:58 PM
The faster the speed the more the vibration is felt the vibration is felt, while coasting, accelerating placing in neutral or dropping down a gear the vibration is still present. Damaged and worn parts already replaced and work performed = replaced uneven worn front tires on front and went ahead and replaced rear to have matching tire read on all 4 tires, replaced two bent rims that had run-out problems, road force balanced all 4 tires on a hunter 9700 – the tech said all 4 came out nearly perfect. Front/rear alignment. Replaced weak bottom rear engine mount. Resurfaced left brake rotor and replaced right rotor due to being warped. Replaced both left and right CV axles due to out-board joints were bad. Replaced right front wheel bearing and hub. Checked link assemblies, sway bar, tie rods and ball joints, and control arm bushings for play and could not find anything wrong. Checked frame for damage, cracks or loose bolts/ mounting hardware and could not find anything wrong. Car has not been in an accident.
Of course changing the bent rims improved shake/wobble by alot, then after changing half shafts the vibration felt starting at 30-35mph went away, then I changed hub and hub bearing on front right cause I noticed hub rotating with a little run out with rotor off but this did not rid the vibration felt at 50mph and higher speed.
February, 4, 2012 AT 11:38 AM
Check for worn inner tie rod ends at the rack, and ensure that the rack is not loose on the frame.