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#1 Old 03-15-2013, 04:47 PM
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I have a 09' Subaru wrx and when I start to go over 70 my steering wheel would shake. I had my tires balanced and aligned and watched them do it to make sure it was done right. but now when I go over 60 its twice as bad as it was before. im thinking it might be my tirod? can any one verify??
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You have directional tires?

Take it back if it's worse than before, could be a bad tire and/or rim.

check all the lugs too.

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I'd have to say they're still outta balance. The machine could've been outta calibration or setup the wrong way. If he didn't pick the right weight application sight he could've put weights in the wrong spot without even knowing it. But it coouulllddd be a belt separation in one of your tires but again I doubt it. If it is a belt separation you'll def feel it more at low speeds...like 10mph and under. But a tierod wouldn't be the culprit on a steering wheel shake unless severely bad. You have any cupping/feathering on your tires??


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I worded that wrong. after I got it balanced and aligned it was fine for a bit but still had a little steering wheel wobble. but then it got continuesly worse and no my tires aren't freying or showing signs or wear or anything and they are directionaly tires.
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An alignment will not cause a shake neither so I'd take it back to have the balance re-done if it wasn't that long ago. You could've lost a weight off one of them too. But most places suck at weight application and balancing wheels the right way these days.


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right. but this was right after it all got checked out and "fixed" I took it back and they said everything was fine which is why im coming to the conclusion its my tierod... it pulls to the right a little bit and now the steering wheel shakes like a mother. but ill take it back and see what they say was just wondering if it could be my tierod
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I just recently had a similar issue with my 06 WRX. It ended up being that I had a bad strut on the driver side.
Replaced the struts and issue is gone. Not to say it will fix your issue, but it could be something to check. It is done easily enough if you are so inclined. Just need a spring compression tool to remove the springs and something to hold the shaft while you remove the top nut.
My strut had a lot of play in it and no longer had a smooth motion.

Good luck!
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