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Steer tire shake. Alignment or Balance?

I have an occasional shake in the front end between 45 and 60 mph. I say occasional because it does not happen every time I am in that speed range. I use centramatics and tru-balance. My left steer has minor sharp in smooth out wear, and my right steer has minor smooth in sharp out wear. There is no visible wear pattern.

Do i need an alignment and/or check the balance?

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It will be your alingment. The speed that it happens at tells me it is your tow.

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You said no wear is visible. You do feel feather wear tough. Your tires should feel the same both directions

What you are describing tells me you have both a tow out problem along with a slight right hand thrust coming from the rears.

Shimmy or vibration at this speed is a tow out problem. If this was the only problem the tires would be feathering in opposite directions. You claim that both are feathering the same direction.

Check this to confirm my theory. The sharp edges on your left tire should be more severe than the right.

JC

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Alignment and Balance would be best also centering. Make sure both tires are mounted and centered correctly. Clean wheels no old weights left on wheels.

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Sound almost like your truck is being pushed down the road. I would have your thrust angle checked on your drives.

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I have had a simalar problem, I have found it to be more balance than aligenment. A rough road starts the shake then after 45 mph you drive out of it. Balance masters don't start working till higher speeds . Hope this helps

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I had a truck do this many years ago, and after checking the alignment several times, we replaced the tie rod ends and solved the problem. The problem is alignment and a toe out condition. The problems seemed worst on a very smooth new road. Hope this helps!

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