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Old 06 Feb 2013, 09:42 am
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Hi -

I had my 2008 Cruiser in to the dealer on Monday to check for a leak in the front driver side tire. Nothing was found but now the steering wheel shimmies and the car pulls to the right. The simmying seems worse when I'm going under 40 and the pulling is worse when I'm going over 40. Both issues stop when the brakes are applied.
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Old 06 Feb 2013, 10:40 am
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Default Re: Steering wheel shimmy

Sounds like a bad tie rod. Maybe a ball joint. Bushing would have to be totally shot to cause this. Not to say they are in good shape either. Loose wheel could be suspect to given your info.

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Old 06 Feb 2013, 11:24 am
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Dumb question, but have you checked the tire pressure since you went to the dealership?
And might as well check all the tires if you have not already done that?
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Old 06 Feb 2013, 12:09 pm
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Not dumb at all. That's something that could have been overlooked but tire pressure is checked and is good.
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