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Steering wheel shake,Low MPH

when i first take off, the steering wheel shakes from 25mph to 35mph, and it feels liker it wounders, sometimes., how often should the front hubs and seals be checked. thanks

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Are the steer tires cupped at all? The beginning signs of cupping often cause a low speed wheel shake.

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The only thing that can produce enough energy to cause a shake at this low speed is an out of round tire or your brake drums off center.

A tow problem will be present if the shake was between 45 & 60 and it would be towed out, not in.

Above 60 would be a balance problem.

Follow these instructions to diagnose Bearings, Kingpins, brake drums and out of round tires.

Jack the front one tire at a time.

Grip the tire at 11 & 1 o'clock position, with your fingers locked into the first groove. Push in and pull out vigorously. You will have to get a rhythm going to feel it.

If you feel and hear a clicking sound, you have a loose wheel bearing.

If it is more of a deep thunk it will be kingpins. However if you have recently had a grease job you probably can't feel a loose kingpin.

Another way to tell the difference. Have someone watch the movement when you are shaking it. If the brake chamber moves it is king pin, if it stays still it is the bearing.

If it passes that test. Next spin the tire. Many times, if the brake drum is off center you will hear the shoes scrub part of the way around.

One way to center the drum is to loosen the lugs and have someone step on the brake. Tighten the lugs while holding the brakes.

To check for a out of round tire; Place something that will stay put about 1/16 away from the center of tire. Spin tire while sighting between the tire and the object. You will be able to see the runout. You should have no more than 1/8" but 1/16 is much better.

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It never hurts to check your wheel bearing adjustment but it sounds more like your alignment might be off could be towed in too much that is why you can drive through the shake and it would also explain the wandering feeling could also be a mis mounted tire or out of balance tire but that shouldn't make it wander

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Stering Kingpin's and or nuckel joints on the conection rod with sters or both. the belts in the ster tires might be bad. a alinggment check can check fo these problems

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dont forget to check your tire ballance.

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if you can jack up the front axle and push in and out on the tire. if you have movement than you may need to replace the king pins. also have someone turn your steering wheel back and forth while looking at the drag link and idler arms any play can cause a shake.

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