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Tires can be either out of balance or have a slipped belt and cause vibration in the steering wheel. Wheels can be bent and cause it. CV joints can be almost to the point of failure and cause it. Excessively loose steering components (ball joints, Rack, idler arm (if present), struts... Either the front or rear drive shafts could be out of balance most likely the front

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Q: What could cause the steering wheel to shimmy on a 98 4x4 tacoma other than tires or wheels?
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