Steering wheel shimmy at highway speeds

John Graham j.jgrah at
Thu Feb 16 20:35:38 EST 2006

Check your inside CV joints. I had the same thing and it turned out to be
the inside CV joint. Just jack up the and check for up and down play in the

1990 Coupe

> From: Tony Urban <tony at>
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 13:14:00 -0500
> To: <quattro at>
> Subject: Steering wheel shimmy at highway speeds
> Hi all,
> Over the past month or two I've noticed a shimmy in my steering wheel
> when I hit 55 and above.  I'd think it was my alignment or a tire but it
> seems to come and go (although it's there more than it isn't).  To
> better explain, I'll be going 65 and the wheel will be shuddering about
> 1/8 inch side to side, I'll round a curve and the shimmy will go away.
> I round another curve and it returns.
> Does anyone have an idea one what could be causing this problem?
> Thanks!
> Tony
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