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1999 Dodge Caravan Question: steering wheel shakes

 

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hunny, Gardner, MA, May 06, 2011, 11:22
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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

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    May 09, 2011, 13:58
     Master

    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:
    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=01440&car_brand_names=Dodge

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    May 10, 2011, 14:34
     Master

    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.

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    Visitor, May 11, 2011, 06:35

    That's exactly what it was--a tire cord. Thanks much!!!

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