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my DTS between 60-70 mph starts to shake a bit and when i use my brakes around that speed shakes even worse. Also when i first take off from a stop it shakes a little bit but not that much. On the freeway when it shakes so does the steering wheel. Anyone have any idea whats going on? i would appreciate it
 

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2003 DHS - two-2002 DHS, 2003 SLS, 1995 Sedan DeVille, 1989 Coupe DeVille
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my DTS between 60-70 mph starts to shake a bit and when i use my brakes around that speed shakes even worse. Also when i first take off from a stop it shakes a little bit but not that much. On the freeway when it shakes so does the steering wheel. Anyone have any idea whats going on? i would appreciate it
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worn hub/bearing -
worn suspension parts -
worn steering parts -
out of balance tires -
bent wheels -
bad tires -
build-up of brake material on brake rotors -
 

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2005 CTS/ 2008 DTS/ 2008 STS V8 N*/ 2011 CTS4 ALL W/D Pearl
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I would first get you're tires Road Forced Balanced, our cars a very finicky about tires and balancing. If that doesn't fix it, you're probably looking at new wheel hubs. Don't forget the easy 12-6 oclock wheel check. It costs nothing and it will tell you about you're hubs, should be no play.
 

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Raise the front wheels off of the ground, grab the tires at 12 O clock and 6 O clock, and rock the wheel back and forth.
 

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^^^ What MC said ...........

Perceptible tire/wheel in/out movement at 12 - 6 is hub bearing slop. Movement at 9 - 3 is tie rod and/or suspension wear.

^^^ Not always, but a necessary yes/no test.
 

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Check that front motor mount. It's oil filled so if it's oily, it's shot.
 
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