steering wheel shaking at 60mph

brandon89

New Member
I have a 2000 gmc sierra 1500 2wd and when i get up to around 60 my steering wheel starts to shake side to side, my rack and pinion is leaking a little bit but im bout to replace it, could that be the reason my steering wheel shakes?
 

BajaFand

Well-Known Member
Yes, that seems to be a problem on those trucks when you put a descent size tire and a lift on. A friend of mine is working through his second rack as we speak. That shaking at a certain speed can also be wheel balancing, it may be time to get your wheels balanced again.
 

brandon89

New Member
Thanks alot im bout to put some 35's on it soon, i have 33's now so i will get em balanced with the new tires and still put a new rack in while i have the money now to do it
 

dirtdudeaz

Well-Known Member
my 05 did that when I first got it new from the dealership. It has 35's on it. The Gm's intermediate steering shaft on the 1500's I believe are the problem if I can remember correctly. They ended up replacing it with the beefier 2500HD shaft I think. Also, when your truck gets older all the joints loose clearances, so a quick fix would be a steering dampener, however if you really wanted to, you could replace all those joints and get a dampener.
 

brandon89

New Member
I just got a pro comp 7"(lca) drop kit on it cause it had the cst (uca) kit on it but the coils were rubbing bad on the shocks so i used some of my tax return on a new streetable kit so all the suspension bushings and ball joints r new, and i had the inner tie rods replaced because those were pretty worn, but im gonna get my new tires on soon and get it all balaced
 
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