2004 Mazda 3 sterring wheel shimmy

Tiny
MENDE
  • 2004 MAZDA 3

Steering problem
2004 Mazda 3 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 49400 miles

My daughter hit a curb and bent two rims and ruined two tires. I purchased 4 new tires and rims and had them installed, balanced and aligned. The car steering wheel shimmys andl shakes at certain speeds. It comes and goes also. I looked under neath but no noticable damage except one strut has a dent on the outside wall. Could a damaged strut cause this, or a bent tie rod. How can you tell if a tie rod is bent?

Is it safe for her to drive?

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 7:04 PM

1 Reply

Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
  • 30,920 POSTS

Hi there,

If something is bent a wheel alignment will pick it up, I would be getting a reputable aligner to inspect this asap as it is not all that safe to drive and you may destroy your new tyres quickly if not repaired.

Mark (mhpautos)

Please consider a donation to help us answer more questions.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 7:14 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Related Tire Shake Questions

Help us by donating