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2005 Honda Odyssey Question: Steering wheel vibration over 50 mph

 

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midyoyo, 3.5L V6, Minneapolis, MN, December 15, 2010, 22:31
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My steering wheel shakes and vibrates when i go over 50 mph. any guesses as to what it could be? thanks!

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    joelburke26 from Joels Auto Service, December 16, 2010, 13:45
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    a few thigs it could be.the easiest thing is to look to see if any wheel weights fell off the rim and if any tires are cupped or(high and low spots) if that checks out then have the front end aligned at a garage.

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    DaveJHM December 16, 2010, 22:17
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    With full respect to Joel (welcome by the way...), a wheel alignment will never ever correct a vibration at 50 mph.

    That's not to say you don't need one or shouldn't get one. Just that it won't solve your vibration.

    --Steering wheel vibration while driving and not braking that comes on only at highway speeds and then even goes away the faster you go is totally a wheel balance issue...as Joel says first off.

    --Steering wheel that vibrates at 50 mph but only when touching the brake pedal is caused by out-of-round brake rotors.

    --Steering wheel vibration at lower speeds - 0-35 mph - is often caused by a bad tire or a bent rim.

    Good luck!

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    Visitor, January 20, 2011, 16:02

    thanks for all your help!

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    Visitor, January 19, 2011, 00:10

    Jeff Bowen.
    my 2005 honda accord started to shimmy ,had the two front tyres rebalance problem still there,need your help.

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    DaveJHM, January 19, 2011, 20:06
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    When does the shimmy occur? Try to be specific about conditions.

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    shimmy, April 09, 2013, 20:00
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    I have an 05 Odyssey that has a steering wheel shimmy around 70-75. it comes and goes at those speeds. comes on slowly and builds then goes away after about 20-25 min. comes back 30 minutes later???
    sometimes is more pronounced when engine is under power. sometimes shimmies at 65 when engine is coasting???
    Have changed tires and had them balanced, also had torque converter changed because of grind at 40-45.
    Any ideas.

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