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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-22-09, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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steering wheel shimmy at low speeds

In a nutshell, at low mph, Id say about 20-25mph and less and lower rpm's, im getting a wheel shimmy. Im finding it goes away at higher speeds/higher rpm's, respectively. When I apply the brakes when it does shimmy, the shimming continues which leads me to believe its not pads/rotors (brakes).

Any ideas. I'm not clued in on front wheel drive but heard everything from an axle to cv joint.

Any help, advice, tips, etc would be great.
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Re: steering wheel shimmy at low speeds

It's very possible it's a tire. Move them front to rear and see if it goes away or you feel it in the seat. If so, get the tires checked.
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Re: steering wheel shimmy at low speeds

good way to figure it out... eliminate possibilities.
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