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I have a 2014 (7 years old) Sequoia w/ 80K miles.

The steering wheel shimmy on two occasions: pretty apparent when hitting a bump going at moderate speeds-highway speeds, and has a very very slight vibration while going down the highway AND I apply slight pressure to one side (not enough to really turn the car, just to add tension to wheel).

I don't care too much, I'm just worried my new tires are going to get ruined.

The struts have minimal oil leaking (just enough for a few inches to look wet). The upper ball joints are leaking pretty good but seem tight still.

Steering rack mounts are strong, sway bar links and lower ball joints are dry and tight. Literally nothing wrong with the rest of the suspension. Brakes are slightly warped but not bad (slight vibration when I really hammer on them).

What can this be? I have air suspension and I'm trying to hold off on struts (almost $2K to replace all 4). They also dont seem to be leaking bad so I should be able to hold off until 100K miles.

Do you think upper ball bearing can be causing this?
 

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Quik-Struts are now available from Monroe and Gabriel, springs included for less than $100 apiece, I just did mine in two hours, no trouble. Jack up the front wheels and jiggle, you may have a bad bearing or something else. If not I’d rotate the tires and see if anything changes, then you’d know it’s in the tires.
Thanks for the reply. I saw a ton of struts but none of them are compatible with air suspension. Wheel bearings are good, tires are brand new, alignment was just done. I don’t know what else it could be.
 
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