What causes my steering wheel to shake when I go over 55 mph? on 2007 Toyota Corolla

It happens a lot but not every time I hit 55.

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IF, when the vibration occurs , tapping the brakes changes it (or stops it) have the struts checked. AND yes have tire balance also checked because that would be much more noticable , if the strut(s) bad. Tire balance issue should be consistant anytime you hit the specific speed (frequency). A strut will sometimes not be noticable until you go over a bump or something else to 'aggravate' it.
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Your tires may need to be balanced.