Scary front end wobble at low speed only


New Member
May 13, 2020
Hello all!

Hopefully someone can help me with this because I'm officially stumped.
07 v6 mustang here, 100k miles

When I'm driving leas than around 45 mph, the front end wobbles really bad. It feels like you're turning the steering wheel back and forth really fast. The weird thing is that the steering wheel itself doesn't move a whole lot. It's solid when turning, and the alignment isn't bad. I checked the bearings and they seem fine as well.

The tie rods are older, but they still seem pretty solid. The boots are intact and they still have grease in them.
The front tires are relatively new (about 1.5 years old) and have about 6-7k miles on them.

Is there a specific thing I should test or look at? All the googling I've been doing always comes up with the death wobble, but I think that only happens at high speed. When I'm driving more than 45 the wobble for me goes away. I wanted to try to actually diagnose the problem before I start throwing money at parts and (possibly) allignments and not solving the problem. Thanks!
  • Sponsors(?)

Potomus Pete

Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
Mar 7, 2019
Sarasota Florida
Sounds a little weird , but check for a slightly bent wheel. Goodyear bent mine just a little , and I have your issues. Although I would put it up on jacks and pull at the wheels and check the front end probably that.


Jun 16, 2019
Another thing to do is have the tires road force balanced. It has solved many balance issues for me and the process checks rim geometry and general tire integrity to show any issues. I had a bad balance issue on my SUV and the road force balance showed one tire/rim combination was off a good amount. They did get it balanced to zero after spinning the tire on the rim a few times to get it optimal. This method also optimizes the weight placement from inside to the outside of the rim for even better accuracy. It cost about $63 to do this on my Steeda GT and was worth every penny. The 9.5" wide low profile tires on it had a hard time balancing well using the conventional method.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
1970GrabberCoupe Vibrations 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 6
southern_boy I Know This Is A Scary Thought But.... 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 6
rideapony SCARY HANDLING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS!!!!!!!!!! Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 20
J SCARY TURBO MUSTANG 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 11
D-BOI This is scary!! Worst mustang crash 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 7
VF143Falcon Suspension Making Scary Sounds... HELP! 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 3
G scary noise from bottom end.... SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 24
T-Sho Scary Moment This Weekend 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 17
8 Scary oil gauge issues! Pics . . Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 6
B scary problem SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
Mr_Q Just had my track weekend...FUN! And some scary parts. 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 14
1 Scary Stuff... Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 6
91ghp5.0 Had a scary day on Monday 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 2
H Scary possessed passenger door Classic Mustang Specific Tech 8
rude_life Brakes failed!!! SCARY!! 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 19
mustangt562 SCARY PLEASE READ 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 49
Tally_4.6 Scary noise on startup. SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 14
whyask idel issue and something very scary SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 13
Rickey_Bobby Scary sounds from TR-3650 Anyone else hear this? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 2
Mustang5L5 Scary pictures... GT PBR calipers BENDING! 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 9
6 Scary Movie 4 Shelby 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 2
PRmustang Scary Problem!!! SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 14
95Vert Some scary stuff I saw on TV this weekend. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 48
ADRENLN guys! need some help, scary problem today. SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 11
G Scary Posts! I think I'll Wait... 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 0
B Got my car Dynoed today... Graphs, Kinda scary A/F SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 16
T Scary! cruise control? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
N scary steering Classic Mustang Specific Tech 15
9 Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mustang Sound & Shine All 1
M Wow, that was kind of scary... SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 9
gnat Aggghhhh! Scary sound coming from car, clip inside - help? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 26
D Lower Isolator position on front spring 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
Gs87GT Suspension Replaced front lower control arms and springs....suspension won't compress? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 7
screamin gt Strange brake noise, hot front brakes 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 4
H 68 front seat bottoms 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 0
nickyb Craigslist freebie, mustang 2 missing motor trans rear and front clip,Las Vegas. 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
S 66 Mustang front brakes drum to disc conversion 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 1
J Loose Front End 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 2
Prerunner5.0 '94 front lower control arm aftermarket options 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 1
K Cobra Front Bumper 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 1
C Can I run a different tire diameter in front and back? (2014 RWD) 2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech 2
Habu135 For Sale 1993 Front Seat Belts in gray Interior Exterior Parts 0
Stang_1973 WTB/Trade WTB 73 front bumper Interior Exterior Parts 0
C For Sale 5 lug SVO front suspension Suspension Parts 1
B Fox Just picked up a sick set of cobra rims the rears are 17x9 and the fronts are 17x8 whats the biggest set of tires i can put on there guys 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 6
M 1979-93 SUNROOF FRONT PLASTIC BRACKETS FOR SUNROOF RETAINING CLIPS, LH & RH 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 6
J Front Kick Panel 71 - 73 Mach 1 fastback 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 1
L Suspension front wheels too far back 91lx Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 21
C Brakes Stock fox front brakes with sn95 rear Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 8
C S197 vs sn95 front spindle 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
Similar threads