steering wheel shakes on 1999 Dodge Caravan

my steering wheel shakes when van is moving -- tried balancing tires didnt work --- the faster you go the more it shakes -- van doesnt pull does go straight --- looked at motor and it doesnt shake at an idle

by in Gardner, MA on May 06, 2011
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , May 10, 2011
Have your brakes inspected for a caliper that may be dragging, Also try rotating your tires, both fronts moved to the rear (same side)[assuming you do not have directional tires] , move right rear to left front, left rear to right front. If the vibration is eliminated in the steering, then you have a tire cord separation issue.
COMMENT by , May 11, 2011
That's exactly what it was--a tire cord. Thanks much!!!
ANSWER by , May 09, 2011
You could have a steering part or suspension part that's failing and could cause loss of control resulting in property damage, injury or death. Get it checked ASAP at a Dodge specialist or an alignment shop. If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you: