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Old 24 Jan 2005, 04:29 pm
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Default O NO! Steering Wheel Wobble and Shake after Snow?

The car was fine after I instill a susp tech bushing kit until yestrday afetr a major snow. Now the car front end shakes/vibrate and the steering wheel wobble when I get up to 45mph. what could it be?

I suspect

1)alignment problem but I never really force the steering in the snow.
2)a bad balljoint but I only have 66k on the car
3)uneven air pressure ( I HOPE SO very unlikely )
4)something is loss in front the suspension.
5)Wrap rotor (the traction control was on for too much during the snow)

So far I was just be able to check to see if the front wheel nuts are secure.

Any ideas?
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 05:15 pm
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Could be something as simple as loosing the wheel weights. Don't panic until you find out for sure....then panic. []
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 05:29 pm
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I haven't lived where it snows, but I've heard about mud and snow getting packed into the wheels, causing a big imbalance....
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 07:30 pm
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I haven't lived where it snows, but I've heard about mud and snow getting packed into the wheels, causing a big imbalance....
I was gonna suggest same thing. It happends every winter to me. Snow gets packed in between hubcaps (I now take them off) and wheel or gets packed behind wheel. [:I]
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 08:53 pm
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Happened to me too yesterday. But after I spun the wheels like crazy (with traction control off), and started driving around at higher speeds, it's completely gone now. My GT's happy now!
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 09:07 pm
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Thanks I hope that it's snow pax in the wheels but thanks guys I'll check it out and let see what is the cause[8D]
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 10:56 pm
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Ctown,
I noticeed same with mine today at around 55mph. Took it to self car wash and rinsed wheelwells and under side of car and all was fine. Also did inside of wheel covers.
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 11:20 pm
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O G! you guys are so right(hope so for tomorrow too

I just drove my car and everything was fine. I guess you guys are right about snow or ice in the wheel well or on the wheel that cause the wobblely wheels.

Also my cousin have the exact same problem with his car today and I guess it's all the snow.

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH. [:X] it save me a trap to the shop and probably from being ripoff like usual[|)]
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