replaced tie rods;but car still shakes going 65+mph

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  1. oboytroyman

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    I replaced the two front outer tie rods and aligned my sho but the car still shakes pretty bad going 65+mph. Also aligned the car, the only problems I can think of are.

    1. When I aligned the car the front right camber was off by a bit and I didn't have a good enough drill bit to fix the camber.

    2. While going down the road the steering wheel has maybe an inch of play before actually turning the wheels. I read something about tightening a nut under the steering column and I think i'm going to try that to see if it's loose. Another thing about the steering is that soemtimes it feels like when i turn left it's nice and tight, but when i turn right it doesn't feel as tight and feels like something is wrong with the steering.

    any ideas on what's going on with my front end? I'm getting my tires balanced on monday also..maybe they're just not balanced good?
     
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    Rotate an Balance your Tires.

    Check your wheel bearings as well.

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    wheel bearings were good by the way.
     
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    did you balance your tires from the inside or the outside? checkthe weights to see if they are missing or re-balance
     
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    make sure they take a good look at the wheels themselves while balancing. A slightly bent wheel can cause unwanted vibration. Put the worst to the back ie most weight bent wheel.
     
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    A bad tire will also cause this. The older they are the better chance its them.
     
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    front end

    Well the tires are about 7 years old and the 2 back tires are pretty much worn out. The front 2 are actually decent, I'll change all of them maybe mid summer. I'll go to discount tire and have them balance and check the wheels out.
     
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    When I first got my SHO I had play in the steering wheel and later found out that the sub frame bushings where bad. It will not cause the front end to shake bud it will cause the play. To check them open the hood and turn the wheel wile you do watch the intake and see if it moves back a forth, If it does then you need new sub frame bushings.
     
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    would you say any movement by the intake would be bad and i would need to fix the subframe bushings?
     
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    Based on what you've already done, my vote is wheel balance and tire balance. I had a Jeep Cherokee that wobbled something fierce between 55-60, and putting on new tires and balancing them cured it. 'Course I also had new Bilstein shocks installed along with a new steering stabilizer, but from what a lot of other Cherokee owners have said, making sure the rims and tires are balanced is the trick.
     
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