Q: Intermittent steering wheel shaking

asked by on

When I drive the car at 40-55 mph speed range, there is a vibration in the steering wheel. The shaking comes and goes. I had the tires replaced. The previous tires were high performance ones. The new tires I put on are all-season tires. I've had the same problem with both type of tires. The tires are balanced but the shaking is still noticeable intermittently. What might be the cause of this?

It sounds to me like the wheels are out of balance. This may be because of a bent rim, or simply because the wheels weren’t balanced properly when you had the tires replaced. Most tire and wheel imbalance problems make themselves evident between 45 and 50 mph. I suggest you have a professional technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s steering wheel issue firsthand to determine if my theory is correct. The team at YourMechanic is an excellent option since we make house calls.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Intermittent steering wheel shaking

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: Flat tire, not sure what to do

Hello, thanks for writing in. You should not drive the car on the flat tire or else you will ruin the tire and rim. You should have a spare tire in the trunk that can be put on in the...

Q: when a front tire goes flat can the impact damage the steering gear

A flat tire would not create that type of damage to the steering gear. The previous noise that you had could have been related to steering gear. That has car has a steering rack assembly (gear). Unfortunately, I would need...

Q: Air suspension not working

Hi there, with the Airmatic malfunction the car is telling you the tire pressure is low probably causing a flat tire. A nail or small leak would allow you to hear the tire releasing air. A qualified mechanic, like one...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...