Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Uncontrollable shaking

asked by on

I have a lifted truck on 33s and when I hit 35 it begins to shake uncontrollably like as if a wheel bearing has failed and almost like the rotor is bouncing around on the spindle. As soon as I apply the brakes it still does not stop shaking until I am either at a complete stop or roughly around 5-10 mph. It started doing this before I had an alignment done but it still does it after the alignment, what could be doing this ? Could an I beam be loose or my ball joints be worn out?

My car has 231592 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello and thanks for writing in. Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are not geometrically proper or aligned correctly, this causes an imbalance in the way the vehicle travels down the road and may cause the vehicle to vibrate or shake violently. this type of condition usually gets worse with more speed. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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: It seems like the engine isn't receiving fuel properly.

Hey there. It is possible that there is a weak fuel pump issue, but there are several possible problems that can cause an engine to misfire. There could be a faulty ignition coil, a bad fuel injector, clogged fuel filter,...

Q: Hello, I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track.

Hi there. Check the wheels on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it is tight. A loose...

Q: abs light stays on and transmission shifts hard and idles eratically

Hey there. The ABS light and transmission shift problems may be from the speed sensor in the rear end is not reading correctly or the rear end has worn carrier bearings. You should have the ABS tested and codes diagnosed....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...