98' forester has a shimmy at low speed, especially noticeable when turning corners. I have had the tires balanced and

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Customer: 98' forester has a shimmy at low speed, especially noticeable when turning corners. I have had the tires balanced and rotated. One dealer told me my tires were oval-shaped. I have noticed that a lot of Forester owners seem to have the same problem, from what I've seen on the Net. What is your solution?
Answered by FixItMan in 2 mins 12 years ago
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Hello JACUSTOMER, does the shimmy seem to go away if you take your foot off of the gas pedal?
No, it doesn't go away. It shimmies between 15-25 mph. If I take my hand off the steering wheel, the car veers to the left.
Okay. It does sound like a tire issue. If one of the tires has a small tread separation starting then this will happen. If the tires are fine then it may be a bent wheel.
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