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Steering wheel vibrates and makes noise on idle and moving…

Steering wheel vibrates and...

Steering wheel vibrates and makes noise on idle and moving slow, brakes on or breaks off.

Mechanic's Assistant: How has the car been driving lately?

Fine except for vibration in steering wheel. It is more than just a vibration. I can physically see it wobble back and forth.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mazda?

2008 tribute

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tribute yourself? What have you tried so far?

We have always sent it out. Ball joints and fuel line problem were done at dealer.

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3/21/2018
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is a system automated prompt , not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Have you had a mechanic look at this problem yet?

Are you trying to fix this your self?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No mechanic yet. Will fix myself if it is within my skill set.

at 30-50 mph when braking does the wheel shake more ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How do you check the power steering fluid in this model. Can't find the reservoir.

that wouldnt make the wheel shake but I can get you that info, I just need your engine size

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also at 30-50 mph when braking does the wheel shake more ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
3.2

are you not getting my questions? do you want me to help you ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
3.2 engine size.... Wheel does not seem to shake more at 30-50mph

what about when braking ?

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there is a 2.3 and 3.0 for that model

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No shaking to speak of. Generally hen idling or slow.... Like in the McDonald's drive thru
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2.3 engine

ok that model has electronic power steering and uses a motor to do what the old hydraulic system used to do, is there a check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you VERY much.... That cleared up a lot. There is no light on, but I ran my OBI meter anyway and it did not give a code. We are taking it to the shop tomorrow. Your information was very helpful!

your very welcome, I can also help on the shop side of things before you approve anything we can go over the repair order and diagnostic together, I can usually get the bill down a bit and also make sure they are doing the right repairs.

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