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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Shaking steering wheel and car turns right over 80km/h

Hi!
I have a serious problem with my 6 2004r.
While I drive over 80km/h, steering wheel starts to shake (short left and right moves). Irrespective of speed, each time I let steering wheel the car turns little right. But most problem for me is wheel shaking - it is horrible.

I know that it can be: wheel balance, rotors, maybe bearings...etc.

Till now I have checked drive shafts, tie rods and tie rods end. Moreover I took of pastic casing where rack goes to steering gear. When I move steering wheel (with the engine off) I hear clunk sound from there - see please my video. Can it be the reason of shaking? Do our Mazdas can have such a play on the rack?

help me please to find out what to do... I love my car but since I dive faster than 80km'h the journey is very bothesome

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX90FNv38k
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2016, 10:46 AM
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Noise is hard to pinpoint, to me it sounds like normal play in the steering column/u joints. Highly unlikely a rack will cause shaking at speed.

Just changed 4 rotors on my car during a 4whl brake job, cured all my shakes. I do also have brand new tires so that was easy enough to rule out. I'd focus on things that rotate, that is what induces shake in the steering wheel.
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How many miles does it have on it? There could be a wide variety of suspension, wheel, and brake issues that would cause a shake like that
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have you checked the wheel bearings? if it is only happening at 80km i;d check the bearings
also does it make a low humming sound?
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Another way to check is to put the car on jackstands or a lift, then grab the wheel and try to shake it back and forth. That'll tell you if you have any excessive play in any components.
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