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I have a 2004 Ford E-250 Cargo Van I use for work. It has about 285k on it. I drive all over the country with it. That being said, while cruising anywhere from 45-60 mph the steering wheel vibrates for about 8 seconds and then stops for 8 seconds, then repeats. Any clue??? If I am on the interstate 60+ mph its not really noticable at all. Any thougths would be appreciated.

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When it vibrates, does it quit when you let off the gas a bit (as to maintain speed, not completely off the gas)?

If so, my vote is a wheel bearing.

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i got new tires. i had something similar before, but not after new tires. maybe they need balancing or replacement?

she's smooth as a baby now.
 

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When it vibrates, does it quit when you let off the gas a bit (as to maintain speed, not completely off the gas)?

If so, my vote is a wheel bearing.

Jay

Well i really only notice it when i have the cruise set between 55-60mph.


i got new tires. i had something similar before, but not after new tires. maybe they need balancing or replacement?

she's smooth as a baby now.
The tyres are fairly new. They are commercial Michelin tyres that get about 200k on them before having to be replaced. I havent rotated them in a couple months though. I usually rotate them every other oil change.



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Check for balance more than rotation.
 

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What kind of tires are these? are they like 4x more expensive than regular tires?
Oh yeah, they are "E" rated tyres. Made for carrying weight. They cost $220 a piece.

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