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Steering Wheel Vibration

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Like many others I have been fighting a front end vibration since I purchased my Seville. Right now I do not have new tires but they are properly balanced. The vibration is there with both my summer and winter rims/tires. I usually do the Road Force when I get them balanced. I noticed the other day that I really feel the vibration through the steering wheel; it is constant when traveling above 50 mph.

This past week I replaced the swaybar, tie rods, and the front left wheel bearing. I didn't replace the right bearing as my mechanic didn't notice a problem with it. Any ideas what it could be?
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Mine is a Seville STS with 143,000 miles on it. It has had the vibration in the front end since I purchased it a year and a half ago.

I did the clean up trick to mine this weekend, I removed the wheels and wire brushed the hubs and the inside of the wheels. Also rotated the tires while I was at it, driving to work this morning I had no more vibration.

So this seems to have fixed mine for the time being. I did check out everything else while I had the wheels off and noticed that the drive shaft where it goes into the transmission has a lot of slack in it. If you take a prybar and pry against the inside CV joint it has almost 1/4" of slack. I don't have a shop manual, so I don't know if this is normal or not.
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