Steering Wheel Shimmy 09 Yukon Denali

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  1. Chrisd4x4

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    Hello everyone, I have a 09 Yukon Denali AWD. When I am driving down the road anywhere between 20-45mph, I get a little shimmy in the steering wheel when I hit small pot holes or bumps. It's like I am getting a lot of feedback thru the shocks to the steering wheel. This is my first AWD but I wouldn't expect that to happen. Has anyone else experienced this? It has 93000 miles on it with I am sure original struts and shocks. Thank you in advance!
     
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    I don't drive ours a lot, but I noticed the same thing. It's a 2008 with 97k on it. I'm not sure if it was there or it's a new thing. Last I checked on mine, the front end what tight, I was guessing struts as well. This doesn't happen all the time, seems like when I'm going around a corner about 50 mph and hit some bumps in the road.
     
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    That kinda sounds like mine. It doesn't do it all the time. Everything feels tight underneath. Maybe I'm just being paranoid or not use to the AWD lol
     
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    Or, it's due for shocks. I replaced the rear on mine due to the airbags getting holes in them. I was just thinking of replacing the fronts also.
     
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    Check your bushings and end links.
     
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    Ok, I have come to the conclusion that my struts are shot! Now what should I use to replace them. It is equipped with the autoride so I am sure I will be breaking out the big credit card lol
     
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    How did you come to that conclusion? I would stick with stock through amazon.
     
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    I can hear the struts. The valving inside of them is shot. I am getting a lot of bounce in the front end. They also have a rattle. I'm very confident they are shot.
     
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    Did new struts help?
     
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    Check Ebay for pricing also.
     

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