Steering wheel shaking

nissan
quest

#1

I have 200 Nissan quest. for last few days i have noticed that at low speed ( 0 - 50 mph) steering wheel shakes. If i leave the steering wheel car drives straight.



I don’t fee this shaking on freeway. I also noticed that it doesn’t shake when car is climbing up.



my mechanic says its Strut problem, not sure if he is right.


#2

when was last time you had your tires balanced?


#3

If your mechanic isn’t a specialist in front end work then I would find a shop that does specialize in front ends. Did s/he say what about the struts was causing this?

I also wonder about tire balance, btw.


#4

tires were balanced about 6 months back and tires are in good condition.


#5

no. his reasoning was the struts are old and as per guidelines they need replacement.


#6

You may or may not want to replace your struts - they do tend to deteriorate slowly over time and you don’t always notice. But for a mechanic to just assume that a steering wheel shake is because of old struts is not a great sign. You could very well have them changed (for a lot of $$) and still find the problem there. I would find a local, independent shop that specializes in front ends and alignments.

Balancing the tires would not be a bad idea. But the tires should also be inspected for any signs of strange wear or defects that could be related.


#7

thanks.