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Old 06-20-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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Shaking Steering Wheel?

I am having some serious shaking when I hit about 50 MPH. The steering wheel goes nuts, I was told it was my balancing but I had that done and it still goes nuts. Any thoughts as to what this might be? I have searched around and there seems to be problems like this but with no real clear cut answer.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:25 PM   #2
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I am having some serious shaking when I hit about 50 MPH. The steering wheel goes nuts, I was told it was my balancing but I had that done and it still goes nuts. Any thoughts as to what this might be? I have searched around and there seems to be problems like this but with no real clear cut answer.
When is balanced not balanced? When it still shakes on your car.

What wheels and tires are on the car?
How many miles on the tires?
Any potential damage from impacts?
When did it start?
Any suspension mods?
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:30 PM   #3
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I do have aftermarket rims and tires but stock sizes. The car is lowered 1.25 and was that way since I had it. I cant really say when it started because I drove it for a long time not hitting 50 MPH. It wasn't until recently when I started to hit 50+ and noticed it bad. I was told by the shop that there is no damage to the rims.
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The Camaro has hub-centric wheels. The hole in the back of the wheel centers it on the hub. Some after market wheels have inserts, rings, adapters. Remove all four wheels and verify they fit the hub and if the wheels need rings all four have them.

If that isn't the issue, you need to get your car to a shop that has a road force balance machine and a tech that knows how t use it. Together they can identify a bad tire or wheel as well as balance them.

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Old 06-20-2016, 08:59 PM   #5
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Check your steering intermediate shaft for loose shaking. My past L99 did this after the Dynatech header install ruined the u joint.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:15 AM   #6
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I recently had this pop up out of the blue. Rotated the tires (20x9 sq/stock rims) and drove it a month before the shimny started. Took the fronts off to make sure no debris got stuck in an odd place....nothing. So I swapped left to right and it went away....go figure. Im sure there is a bigger issue here.....so I'll get em re-balanced and see what pans out.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:36 AM   #7
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keep me posted, if I find anything out I will do the same
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I recently had this pop up out of the blue. Rotated the tires (20x9 sq/stock rims) and drove it a month before the shimny started. Took the fronts off to make sure no debris got stuck in an odd place....nothing. So I swapped left to right and it went away....go figure. Im sure there is a bigger issue here.....so I'll get em re-balanced and see what pans out.
Factory or aftermarket wheels?
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I work in a tire shop. Aftermarket rims are notoriously unbalanced and require alot of weights no matter how you balance them. Make sure they do a dynamic balance on the wheels and not just a static balance. A static balance is not a true balance.

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Old 06-21-2016, 10:56 AM   #10
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they are aftermarket but stock sizes
let me find out what kind they did
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they are aftermarket but stock sizes
let me find out what kind they did
My guess is you were able to recenter the wheels on the hub. That is what I am suggesting the OP do.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:39 AM   #12
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I found this in my glove compartment
maybe this explains what is going on
It looks like the guy that had the car before me did something to it
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Welded spacers SMH

Please pull the wheels and post pictures.
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Welded spacers SMH

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