Vehicle wheels and tire problems are some of the very common reasons for a steering wheel to shake shaking, however suspension problems and faulty brakes might also be cause this. First step to diagnosing a shaking car is to pay attention to when and where it occurs. Vibrations during speeds and acceleration or when traveling at high speeds most often signal a problem with the car’s wheels, while issues when slowing down is more often caused by brakes. More so suspension issues and other imbalances may also also contribute to this, especially in cars over ten years old.
When investigating shaking steering wheels mechanics and auto technicians should start by looking at the cars wheels. Vehicles and trucks rely on a complex system of working parts for balance and stability, but the four tires are the hub of that system. When there is a bent wheel, which usually has more to do with the wheel socket more than the tire fixed into it, the whole frame unit can start shaking during motion.continue reading http://www.automobileglobe.com/signs-of-an-unbalanced-wheel/. This problem is often noticed when the steering wheels almost always shake a little bit, however the effects seems to be most pronounced during acceleration
Wheel bearing problems are almost the same. Cars send energy to the tires via a drive shaft anchored by wheel bearings that maintains balance over the weight of the car (this is referred to as known as the radial load) and movement energy (also known as the thrust load). When any of these bearings fails in its duties, the would be a pressure imbalanced. Any steering wheel that shakes during a straight drive but stops during a curve is always an indication that a ball joint is in need of attention and or replacement. However in an opposite sense, a steering wheel that is smooth during a straight drive but shakes while turning is often an indication of bad a tie rod ends.
Other Tire Trouble
Always from that, sometimes the issue may be caused by a flat tire, and in these situation minor shakes is one of the first things people notice when they start to drive. The shakes is usually followed by violent vibrations of the entire car that get worse as driving is in course. Either a soft or bulged tires may present this kind of situation too.
However in the case of a radial tire, a broken belt may be responsible. Broken belts can make the tire tread assume an S-shaped form or just to bulge out in the tread line. Either situation will cause a shaking and wobbling steering wheel.
Additionally, a little tire imbalance can also be a make this happen. Most mechanics would recommend that motorists have their tires balanced, every few thousand miles; this is in part to balance the tire and promote even wear, but it is also to keep the car at equilibrium .so if one side of the car has seen excessive or disproportionate wear, the steering column is bound to shake as a consequence.