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Vibration in the steering wheel...a "twitch" at low speed

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Hi, vibration in the steering wheel...a "twitch" at low speed becomes a vibration at highway speed.
JA: How often does the vibration occur, and when did you last have the tires balanced?
Customer: vibration is constant and probably a year since last balance
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2005 Pathfinder XLE
JA: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have not tried anything yet. Would fix myself if not too complex
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's all I've got

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I would start with either a wheel balance or a tire rotation to see if the vibration leaves the steering wheel. More then likely it's due to have the front tires balanced.

I would also check the brake pads, if they are frozen in the brake caliper brackets it can cause the rotors to get hot and cause a vibration. Also, if you hear any humming from the front when driving it could be a bad wheel bearing. It does sound like a wheel balance issue however. Rotating would move the vibration to the back and would be proof you need to have the tires balanced.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
OK, I'll go in that direction. Thank you for the help.

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