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So after the last "blizzard" that hit NE this weekend my Murano shows a noticable rattle in the steering wheel and front of the car. During the weekend I did not notice it because I was driving 20-30 mph, but today while going to work it happened. I was able to pinpoint that rattle happens at about 45-50 mph driving on a snow-free road. I can actually see how the wheel shakes. I let go off the wheel while this happened and the car stayed straight, did not go left or right. So is this wheel alignment?
I did notice (since I parked in the snow) that I had a lot black snow stuck under the car and in the rims. Could it be that balancling is screwed up because of extra weight in the tires? Any thought?

here are some pics of my MO in the SNOW:

http://public.fotki.com/akravets/life/random_stuff/img_4222.html
http://public.fotki.com/akravets/life/random_stuff/img_4223.html
http://public.fotki.com/akravets/life/random_stuff/img_4224.html

I can thank NY Dept of Sanitation for burring my car in the snow, and reminding me to park on the LEFT side of the street during the snow storms :)


thanks,
webtekie
 

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This rattle or wobble in the steering wheel is caused by balancing. It could be that you have ice chunks stuck in your wheels or knocked a wheel weight off. It is not alignment unless the car pulls to one side or the other when you let go of the wheel.
 

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Sounds like what the folks in the south call Mud Shakes, It's a loss of wheel balance dut to either;

!1 Ice clumps on the wheel that upset the tire blance.

2. A wheel weight get stripped off from the snow and Ice.

Speed is just about right.
 

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broettge! Looks like I was typing while you were posting. Two minds alike. :D
 

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thanks for a google response :rolleyes: !
So I guess when snow melts everything is going to be OK? Or should I try to remove snow from tires as soon as possible?

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You bet, You will know after the snow and Ice are gone.
 
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