50 MPH = 80.45 KM/H.
Most common (but are not restricted to) causes of noise and vibration problems:
1. A poorly seated tire on the rim 2. The tire or wheel assembly are out of balance 3. Rim that are out of roundness 4. Tire that are out of roundness 5. Irregular tire wear
If there are problem(s) with your tires or the way they have been installed, they will most likely begin to shake and vibrate your vehicle at between 50 and 65 MPH ( 80.45 and 104.585 KM/H).
There's a high chance that the problem may be cause by unbalance wheels, a visit to your local Tire mechanics, to have the tires balance may be able to eliminate the problem.
Check your tie rod ends, balljoints, and wheel bearings. However, it is most likely that you have a bad tire (uneven spots / "runout"), a tire out of balance, or a bent rim. If you have your tire balanced and all of your suspension components are fine and it still shakes, its most likely a bent rim. The only way to fix this is to get a new rim, but that's expensive. What I did was rotate my tires, and the shake went away (bent rim moved to back). This is not the proper way to fix it, but it worked for me.
More than likely you have a tire out of balance. It is possible you have a bent wheel. Have your tires balanced, inspected, and rotated.
Be sure to check suspension components. Namely the tie-rods...
If it shakes just driving at around 50 mph then the tires need balancing. If it shakes when stopping you have a warped rotor. Edit: tire balance problems are most noticeable starting at around 35 mph. Balance problems can be undetectable by 50 mph. Can also be a bad tire which will be more noticeable usually at slower speeds. Steering wheel shake normally indicates a problem with the front end while a shake felt in your feet and/or the seat will be in the rear. Shake while braking will usually be a rotor problem, however can be a bent hub or spindle and even loose steering parts. Need to take to a qualified tech for further diagnosis.
Need more info. Does just the engine run rough or does the steering shake or does the whole vehicle shake betwen 50 and 55 mph?
Normally this is caused by a tire out of balance or a bent wheel.
Get the tyres checked for balance, and bulges in the side wall.
may be due to out of balanced wheels, simply you do wheel balancing. Or otherwise worn out tyre
An out of balance tire or will almost always manifest itself as a vibration in the steering wheel above 50 mph. A bent wheel will be felt as soon as you get to around 30 mph.
It might be your transmition...
bent drive axle or axles
Out of alignment.......warped brake rotor......broken belt in a tire.....
Steering wheel vibration when applying brakes is usually caused by warped disc brake rotors
My steering wheel shakes what could this mean? _____ try getting your car re-aligned.
sounds like you need a wheel balance
front brake pulsation have front rotors replaced
u probabily need an alignment u probabily need an alignment
Tire our of balance or bent wheel. Have your tires rotated and balanced.
4 time ASE certified tech here, warped front brake rotors will make your brake pedal pulsate and steering wheel shake when braking. most noticed when moderate braking at 40 - 50 mph.
Most of the time this is caused by a tire out of balance or a bent wheel. Take your car to anyplace that sells tires and have the tires rotated and balanced.
If the rotors are warped it can cause a shake when you hit the brakes.
I would say your tires are out of balance or one has separated. If you feel it more in the steering wheel its a front tire. If its more in the drivers seat its a rear tire. That is the most common problem. Matt Demick
Tires or rims out of balanceBent wheel
Tires out of balance, wheel bent, or both. Have the tires rotated and balanced, wheels inspected, and the front end alignment checked.
If your steering wheel shakes between 50-70 km, it probably has nothing to do with the steering wheel! It probably has something to do with the front wheels, alignment, or steering linkage. See if a front wheel has uneven wear. See if a piece of rubber is torn or perhaps missing. Take it to a place that sells tires and alignments. They will be able to spot the problem. +++ If the vibration is confined to a certain speed range, the most likely cause is an unbalanced wheel. BTW, the units there should be km/h. Km alone is just distance, not speed.