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steering wheel shake???

 
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squeeezer
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: steering wheel shake??? Reply with quote

i've got skinnies up front on my 84 ta

once last year and once this year (just recently)
the steering will shake violently (back and forth about 4-5 inches of steering wheel travel)
then goes away
usually when taking off from a stop
normal acceleration
steering components are tight
hasn't been on the alignment rack for a while
only has problem with the skinnies on

anyone experience this????
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jeep_406
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew of anyone getting that under normal acceleration.
Had a 69 Corvette years ago that didn't like the skinnies on the street but went like it was on a string at the drags. Never got that kind of shake, it would just react to every change in road condition.
Doesn't sound like a Bump Steer condition. Maybe, negative caster?
Although I'd think you'd experience the same thing with the stock tires if it was in the caster.
I'd put it on the front end machine.
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1979 Chevrolet Camaro

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how are your ball joints, wheel bearings, control arm bushings...and I know its just a duh, but are the lug nuts tight.
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10sec.et
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1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about a bad tire ? ive seen new tires that shook like hell.
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1933 Willys Coupe

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just screwed up my damned post!!!!!!! Shortened version.
If the problem is between 30 and 45 mph you have a tire problem. Either balance or a real problem with the tire. Every front end shop will want to do a rebuild! Evil or Very Mad They can kiss mine! I would check the rag joint at this phase to make sure it didn't rip when doing the walk.
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