97 s10 shakes from 25-45 mph

Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 12:15 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello I have a 97 Chevy s10 ls 4x4 4.3 vortec. Was
fine last night when I parked. Today let warm up as
it was 14 degrees out. Pulled out driveway when I
hit 25 the whole truck started shaking violently
until hitting 45-50 mph then competly stopped.
Now each time from 25 to 45-50 it shakes bad and
stops above said speed.

7 Answers


Did the tires freeze to the driveway? I saw this happen back home when the high was 0 the tires froze to the concrete and when pulling away broke some belts inside the tires, you couldn't see it until the tires were deflated, one had a big bubble right across the tread and the others bubbled on the inside edge of the tire, so maybe that's what happened here.

I don't think so but can check. I'm gonna go to local tire shop and have them checked out. I have some pretty meaty 31 inch bfg all terrains on it so I would hope they would be tougher than that but who knows. I'm hoping to get lucky and need tires rebalanced can't afford a big repair or new tires lol Michigan winter has business slow at work.


I just remembered something when you said 31 tires, do you have a shimmy shock on the front steering linkage? If have seen these get water in around the seals and freeze then bust so they no longer work, something else to check.

I have no idea lol. What is that? I bought the truck with worn down 31s and just replaced the tires. Somewhere down the line someone swapped a zr2 suspension which rides higher and 31s on zr2 rims.


It's like a shock absorber and it is attached to the steering link arm on vehicles that have had suspension modifications. That is what rattled my brain when you stated the tires.

Ill definitely look into it. Ill post back what I find out. Hopefully its cheap with slow business I've lost a lot of hours so money is tight. Bad time of the year for my truck to give me trouble lol. Thank you for the info give me some starting points.


Check the inside of the wheels to make sure that no snow, ice or mud has stuck to them. That sometimes can make them shake violently.

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