Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car steering wobble at speed of 40 kmph

asked by on

Car wobble at 50 kmph but stop wobble at 60 to 70 kmph why this so

My car has 130 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello - there are a couple of possibilities...

Hello - there are a couple of possibilities for this behavior, all of them a safety concern. A tire with separating tread can behave in this fashion - an air bubble can form inside the tire which causes low speed "wobble", which can then fail at high speed. Loose wheel bolts/lug nuts can also act in this fashion, with the possibility of the wheel coming off. I would recommend having a car has a bouncy and unstable ride inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to diagnose this problem, get an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Gauges and Radio flicker when driving

This could be caused by a faulty power steering cooling fan. The Mini's have an electrically controlled fan that will de-activate power assist if the fluid temperature exceeds a programmed standard to prevent damage to the power steering system. These...

Q: I'm trying to delete the power steering pump and just run the water pump and alternator with just the V-style belts

Hello there, the power steering pump is very important in the safe operation of your 1975 Ford F-150. Your vehicle came equipped with a power steering system. This system provides the assistance to the steering system allowing the vehicle to...

Q: Truck shakes at high speeds

Hi there: To answer your question simply; YES, even slight damage to your sway bar linkage can cause severe shaking above 55 mph. You also indicated that the tire has a little play when you jack it up which might...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...