Dear MW: I have a 2005 Avalanche truck that when I go between 50 & 55 mph there is a noticeable vibration in steering wheel. You don't notice it when going below or above this speed. Thank you.
MW: Most steering wheel vibrations are caused by tire issues. Low, irregular tire tread, out of balance, shifted belt, etc. Rotate tire if they have not already been (assuming rear tires are in good shape). See if it goes away or changes. Could also have a bent wheel. Possibility of a worn outer tie-rod end, but usually will be a wider speed range. If the truck is less than 3 years old since purchase, and less than 36k miles, suggest taking to dealer and have them check it out under warranty. Tire or wheel problem would not be warranty, but a steering component or suspension component would be.
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Answer: You could have a bad tire, or a bad spot in the tread, like a belt that is not in position. It could have not been balanced correctly either and the thumping noise you hear is from the wobble of the tire on the road. Someone could have possibly installed it wrong, or bent a backing plate or something like that is causing your noise. Your best bet is to take it back to whoever installed the new tires, so they can take it off and check it out, and re-balance if necessary.
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