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Old 02-24-2010, 02:43 PM
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ok my steering wheel started to shake real bad when i drive about a week ago and i can hear a humming noise when i turn at low speeds. could my power steering pump be going?
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:51 PM
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The humming could be your pump. Did u check the fluid?

Your steering wheel wouldn't shake cause of the pump though
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:54 PM
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Check your alignment. That gets my wheel shaking at highway speeds.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:55 PM
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both of you just answered both my questions. thanks!
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:10 PM
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balancing
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:20 PM
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just got em re-balanced about a month ago and there still good
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I've lost weights wheeling and it shook so bad on the way home lol
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:57 PM
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I've lost weights wheeling and it shook so bad on the way home lol
haha ya i know what you mean. thats exactly why i had to get it rebalanced. i lost all on my front 2 tires. (discount tire sucks at balancing tires)
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:23 PM
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It does sound like your power steering pump maybe going. But Fords in the late 70's early 90's has a power steering pump squeal to them. There is a bearing in the steering coloum that might also be the problem to I would take it to a mechanic see what he has to say about it.
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It does sound like your power steering pump maybe going. But Fords in the late 70's early 90's has a power steering pump squeal to them. There is a bearing in the steering coloum that might also be the problem to I would take it to a mechanic see what he has to say about it.
You can do that yourself if you know how to check the u joints for a wobble. Just grab it and shake. I don't know if they are grease filled on these either, but I know in my old Chev that all you had to do was fill that up with grease and it helped stop the shaking.

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haha ya i know what you mean. thats exactly why i had to get it rebalanced. i lost all on my front 2 tires. (discount tire sucks at balancing tires)
The other thing is if your truck is really muddy or snow covered. I've had mud and ice that melted and stuck to my wheels make the shaking happen.


Another thought if it doesn't stop is that you might have a tire that is out of round. Had a tire go bad on a buddies trailer I was towing and it felt like it was going to come off the hitch.
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distorted brake rotor check it.
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