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shaking steering wheel at stop...

my steering wheel shakes but only at a complete stop...it happens when turn the wheel...when i'm driving, it's 100% fine...any ideas?
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my steering wheel shakes but only at a complete stop...it happens when turn the wheel...when i'm driving, it's 100% fine...any ideas?
warped rotors. do you or have you gone through water puddles, or wash the wheels after you drove?
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Check the fluid level in the reservoir.. sounds like you are running low

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If you are at a complete stop, then it isn't your rotors. For warped rotors to be shaking your steering wheel it has to be when the rotors are actually spinning...
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If you are at a complete stop, then it isn't your rotors. For warped rotors to be shaking your steering wheel it has to be when the rotors are actually spinning...
oh.. misread. thought it was when hes coming to a stop. thats what i get when read while not sober, haha
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Check the fluid level in the reservoir.. sounds like you are running low

that was the first thing i checked...fluid is good...
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Motor mounts?

...Wait for one of the more qualified guys on the forum to give their input.
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Vibrations caused by low fluid will also be present when vehicle is moving...

Could you be more precise and detailed about the shaking? Is it high frequency like a vibration or a low frequency? Are there any sounds? Is your RPM also moving up and down when it shakes? Does the shake lie in the steering wheel only? Does it shimmy back and forth like left and right or is the whole steering column just shaking?

I think more details will narrow it possible problems down.
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Either a misfiring engine or engine mounts are bad.

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mmmmotor mounts.

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