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Vibration of Steering Wheel at Certain Speed

The steering wheel vibrates when the car reach a certain the possible reason is that the front wheel is imbalance or there is a loose front end parts.


Possible cause of steering wheel vibration at certain speed

1. Front Wheel is Imbalance

When the car has an imbalance front wheels this can cause the steering wheel to vibrates because as you may not know, wheels are produce with a heavy spots or the weights is unevenly distributed all throughout the wheel. If the weight of the wheel is not evenly distributed the wheel will rotate unevenly, the uneven rotation will creates vibration especially when the car reaches a certain speed. The created vibration will then be transferred to the steering linkage all the way to the steering wheel. The weight of the wheel becomes uneven if the wheel balance is detached from the wheels. Wheel balance is a piece of metal that is attached to the wheel to become balance.

The first thing to do is to have the front wheels balance, usually this will fix the problem if after balancing the steering wheel still vibrates then no other option but to bring the car to a shop and have the front end check by a mechanic.

2. Loose Front End Parts

The front end of car is consisting of parts located underneath the car those parts are the tie rod, ball joints, and other parts that is underneath the car, if one of those parts is loose or worn out it can cause vibration. Front end parts that tend to cause vibration on the steering wheel when loose are the tie rods and ball joints. The vibration is become severe when the car reach a certain speed, this vibration is transferred to the steering wheel since the steering wheel is connected to the front end.

Bring the car to a reputable car shop and ask the mechanic to check the front end for any loose or worn out parts and repair or replace if necessary.

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