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Light steering wheel shimmy between 70 and 80 MPH??

I sometimes get a very light shimmy in the steering wheel when I get past 70 mph and then smooths back out at about 80 mph. Can someone tell me me what the cause might be??

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guess you have to drive faster.

seriously, it could be tires, you may need an alignment, etc.

do you have a leveling kit?

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You might need an alignment. You could also put a steering stablizer on to help with the shimmy.

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Alignment will not cause tire shake or shimmy. You need to get your tires ballanced or you may need to get them rotated because of cupping.

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Most likely tire balance OR a little mud on the wheel back,throwing off balance
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+1 for balancing tires. Also need to check for a tire seperation.

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Ok, thanks for the heads up on tire balance, and alignment. these are pretty much new tires. I just got the truck. So Im not sure about alignment. I will take it to the tire shop

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You might need an alignment. You could also put a steering stablizer on to help with the shimmy.
What and how much is a steering stabilizer?? Thanks

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