2005 Nissan Sentra Vibration in Steering

Tiny
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  • 2005 NISSAN SENTRA
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When I drive my car beyond 60 MPH, I feel the car steering is vibrating erratically. I feel the car is getting out my control. When I reduce speed to 55 MPH. I feel comfortable driving it smooth. I did a wheel balancing and alignment but that doesnt solve my problem. Can you help me let know what could be the issue behind this?

One of my rear Tire is slighlty extra worn than other 3 tires. Also When I did a 20 point check they have told me that My front struts are weak.
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 1:24 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked for a bent rim or shifted belt in a tire? Are the tires worn evenly and not chopped?
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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I don't think the rim is bent anywhere. But the 3 tires are evenly worn and Rear Driver side tire is word extra.
3 tires Tread depth is 8/8 and the other tire on the rear driver side is 5/5.
Will that be cause of the problem? If so can you please suggest a solution.
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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Do this. Rotate the tires and see if the vibration goes away in the steering. If it does, then we know it is one of the tires.

Let me know what you find.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
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I rotated the Tires and tried, It reduced a bit but the problem still persists. From What I understand The issue is with Tires or Rims. I will take it to a Tire shop have them inspected. Check the Rims and Tires and try to get the issue fixed. Does this sound good? One question I have here is, can I replace the problematic tire alone? Will the Variable Tread depth across the will tires will be a problem? Or I have to change all the 4 tires?
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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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Yes, I think that would be a good idea. As far as replacing one tire, yes you can as long as it is the same size. As far as tread wear on the other tires, there will be a very slight difference that will hurt nothing. I do have one question. When you rotated the tires and noticed a small change, does it see as if the vibration went from the steering to the seat and floor?

Let me know. And, don't let the tire shop sell you tires you don't need.
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Friday, August 23rd, 2013 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Seems one of the wheel was out of balance fixed that and the problem resolved. Thanks a lot for your guidance.
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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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That was a simple repair. Glad you got it fixed. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 2:01 PM

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