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    Exclamation Steering wheel judder!! :(

    I have a problem that when my car hits 70mph the steering wheel starts to judder.. it could be the tyres/balancing as the recent MOT suggested the tyres were worn close to the legal limit on both inner sides! I have purchased some new Dunlop sp sport fast response tyres and will have them balanced so this will hopefully solve the problem, but is there anything else it could be? I've heard other people say changing the steering wheel damper helped them...

    the problem occurs when at speed, let's say motorway driving..

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    Do you have aftermarket wheels? If so you may need new pigot rings have the same problem with mine bt have been told its them

    If you have standard alloys then it may just be the balancing mate

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    They should wear evenly - mine always have in 142,000 miles.

    Be worth getting the camber checked too - I know that when I had new shocks fitted a while ago, the wheel vibration was quite bad until I got the camber sorted a few weeks later.

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    if its juddering at speed get all four wheels balanced many places say just get the front 2 done ignore. If ya scrubbing the insides out have a 4 wheel alignment check sounds like its toeing out to far. I get these questions everyday at work and i always solve them lol

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    More than likely the tracking will not be bang on. If you take it to a garage and ask them to look at the wheel balancing, tracking and camber then it should sort it all out.
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    Mine does EXACTLY the same thing, when i hit 70 or 80 mph my steering wheel shakes? Ill get my wheels balanced and see if that helps.

    Could it also be the Power steering?
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    power steering shouldnt cause a judder only normally gets heavy when its on its way out

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    Quote Originally Posted by aztraelite View Post
    power steering shouldnt cause a judder only normally gets heavy when its on its way out
    Or noisy when low on fluid.


    55-65mph is normally tracking.
    70-80mph will be balancing.

    Either that or as suggested, could be the camber angle is out.
    You might also have one of your front tyres with lower pressure that the other.

    Good luck.

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    Yep will be balancing! I took a detour into kirb one day when an old lady driver kindly came on my side of the road!
    My wheels shook about 60-70mph till i got the wheel balanced then was fine

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    well if the balancing doesn't work, it could always be spigot rings?

    Or if your near where i am it could just be the motorway road itself..... also i'm not joking
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