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2001 Subaru Outback shimmy in steering wheel at 62-70

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2001 Subaru Outback shimmy...

2001 Subaru Outback shimmy in steering wheel at 62-70 mph.187,000 on vehicle. just started a month ago. Had tires balanced, front end inspected, replaced 1 tie rod, all other joints tight, Alignment all angles in green.Rack has slight leak both ends but feels tight too????????

Mechanic's Assistant: How often does the vibration occur, and when did you last have the tires balanced?

Only on freeway at 62-70 mph goes away at 71mph all the way to 100mph good. balanced tires today and alignment. still shimmy:s

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

Im ASE 20 years Yes fixing myself have access to alignment rack

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: nelson freitas,
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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name in Nelson, and I have been a licensed automotive technician for over 12 years now and currently working at a Toyota dealership.

The only thing that I can see causing this problem would be a tire imbalance. A Shifted belt in the tire can also cause this problem, but they usually vibrate at lower speeds. Is it possible that there may be an issue with the balancer that you are using?

Also how old and what brand are the tires that you are driving on? I have seen really cheap tires have heavy spots that cause a vibration that balancing might not always eliminate.

I hope that I was able to help solve the problem you are having. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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