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Tires out of balance, bent wheel, or worn suspension parts.
Could be a wheel weight missing, a bad ball joint or a bad shock.
It's possible, but there are other causes too. Alignment, shocks and front wheel bearings can all cause this.
bad front brakes.
Probably wheel balance but I would also check out the front end suspension and steering components. A radial tire could have a separated belt also.
Most like ly cause is a tire out of balance or bent wheel. Could also be the strut or a problem with the steering gera itself. I'm betting it in one or both of your front tires.
try balancing the front wheels
Kinetic Energy helps the car wheel spin...
Most likely cause is out of balance wheels. Get your wheels balanced by your garage or tyre specialist.
Low steering fluid can cause a steering wheel to whine when turning. A worn steering belt can also cause a steering wheel to whine when a car is being turned.
Failure of the power steering system.
Tires out of balance
the steering wheel wont make the front wheels make noise as there is no generating source from the steering wheel. it will be the other way around.
worn bearings on steering column shaft inside steering column
get a wheel alignment
Tire out of balance, bent wheel, defect in tire, loose wheel bearing, worn suspension parts are common causes. Have the tires removed inspected and balanced. Have all other parts inspected. Although the wheels being out of balance is usually the main cause, sometimes the rubber bushing located on the steering column, located about halfway down the Coulomb becomes worn, and causes some play. If problem still exists after wheel balancing, check condition of rubber bushing for looseness, or wear. Tom.
it could be a a couple of things your brake roters be warped due to overheating and sudden cooling off by driving thru water or it could be a worn tie-rod end a tie-rod problem would shake the steering wheel a roter problem would be felt with a shaking in the brake pedal.
A shaking steering wheel means something is wrong. Can be a tire out of balance, bent wheel, or suspension problem. Whatever it is, the shaking it putting stress on other parts and can cause other things to wear out. It is especially hard on wheel bearings. have this diagnosed and repaired asap.
Low Power Steering Fluid
Tire out of balance, bent wheel, drive shaft bent, loose or worn steering parts.
If you have a steering lock, that can lock your steering wheel in place, until you use the key in the ignition to unlock it.
Could be worn ball joints, worn steering linkages, worn/out of adjustment steering box and or worn/out of adjustment wheel bearings.
Your power steering pump and or steering box may be about to give out on you.