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My steering wheel Vibrates and Shakes while I drive

i drive a w140 s500 and sometimes when im driving the steering wheel shakes and vibrates. especially when i accelerate to high speeds or brake sometimes. does anyone knwo what causes this? has anyone had this happen to them? how do i fix it? thank you
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Check your Wheel Balancing. I bet you recently had some Brake Work, Wheels, Rims or something done recently and the Balance Weights are gone.

<50mph you won't notice it, much.
>50mph it becomes wickedly dangerous with wheel shaking violently.

This is definitely something that needs to be checked out asap.

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i drive a w140 s500 and sometimes when im driving the steering wheel shakes and vibrates. especially when i accelerate to high speeds or brake sometimes. does anyone knwo what causes this? has anyone had this happen to them? how do i fix it? thank you

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i had some new wheels installed and the guy who installed them said he balanced them. so now what?
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Balancing wheels not meant for the vehicle, plus new tires and same suspension... in your case seems to add up to trouble. Get knowledgeable people to make changes to your expensive wheels.

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