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    Wheel shimmy and shifter shake

    Recently my Catera has the steering wheel shimmy and shifter shake at between 45-60mph. Sounds like a unbalanced tire to me, but I would like some reassurance from someone else on this forum that may have had the same problem before.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Wheel shimmy and shifter shake

    I believe its because of how the suspension is set up, and how the car steer's. If its causing you to veer or loose control or is very bad... then take it in and have it checked. Heck, have it checked anyways if you want. Couldnt hurt.


    Ive noticed the shifter shake and i think thats just because the bumps come through the transmission (it all moves with the suspension), but the steeringwheel comes and goes with road conditions. Its mostly due to the sensitivity of the recirculating ball type steering rack.

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    Re: Wheel shimmy and shifter shake

    My car has a shake between 40-50 only with my 18" aftermarket wheels. I have taken it to discount tire mutiple times with little improvement. when I put my stock wheels on it's as smooth as can be. Must just be the wheels.

    Also check your tie-rods...

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