Steering wheel shaking while driving has happened to almost everyone. Sometimes the problem can be solved simply as tightening a bolt; sometimes, it can be much more complicated. The steering wheel may vibrate while driving or just when you use the brakes. This can be caused by the suspension system, braking system, tires, and other reasons. So what could be causing the steering wheel shake? Here is why:
If the balancing of the wheels is not done correctly or the tire balance deteriorates, the vehicle may pull to the right or left, and the steering wheel may vibrate.
If the wheel alignment is out of order or not correctly, steering wheel vibration is also seen. Wheel alignment ensures the correct alignment of the wheels.
Since the bearings that enable the wheels to turn are connected to the axle and hub assembly, they directly affect the drive shaft, causing the steering to vibrate when they do not work properly.
One of the most common causes of shaking the steering wheel is suspension system malfunctions. Well, what happens in the suspension system, the vehicle vibrates.
If the steering wheel shakes when you apply the brake, it can be said that there is a problem with the brake. Brake problems that can cause steering vibration are usually the followings:
Let's first explain what a motor mount is. This part absorbs engine vibrations and road shocks. However, if there is a problem with the engine mount, it will cause the steering wheel to shake
If the tires’ tread is worn and has expired, this can cause the steering wheel to vibrate. Tire replacement is required urgently.
Bending the wheels can cause steering wheel vibration. Since the rim is tilted, the wheels have difficulty applying this command when the steering wheel is turned in one direction.