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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration at 60-70mph.

Have an odd issue so I thought i'd throw it out there..

Getting a vibration in the steering wheel and sometimes you can feel it as a passenger at 60-70mph...almost like a bad wheel bearing.

However, I don't think it' s a wheel bearing because if you are turning either direction (e.g. if you are in a curve) it doesn't vibrate...if it was just one direction that would tell me which wheel bearing..but now I'm stumped..

I've heard that it may be caused by a bent or unbalanced wheel..I've looked and none of them appear to be bent, but I may go by discount tire and have them re-balance.

Any other thoughts?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM
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Vibration at 60-70mph.

I have a shimmy in the steering wheel at about those speeds too, as low as about 55 mph up to maybe 70. Thing is, I currently do have a wheel with a bent rim, although I'm pretty sure I've had it balanced before. Guess it's time to do it again? I need to rotate them anyways, maybe rebalancing it and moving it to the rear will help... I would replace it but I can't seem to find the right size replacement wheel anywhere, and I don't really want to drop half a stack on some new wheels currently.

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You probably have an out of balance wheel. I had that a few times both with my winter tires and tires that were brand new and the shop didnt balance them right. started around the same speeds too
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Going to have Discount Tire re balance today after work - I'll report back.
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Its called Static Imbalance. Usually a hunter balancer machine will compensate and advise the tech of weight size to put on the wheel. I have ran across a tire that said OK on both sides without any weights. Pretty weird IMO.

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Its called Static Imbalance. Usually a hunter balancer machine will compensate and advise the tech of weight size to put on the wheel. I have ran across a tire that said OK on both sides without any weights. Pretty weird IMO.
Odd - they balanced it and said the wheel was way offbalance...which was likely part of my issues...they also mentioned I didn't have any of the "o-rings" that clip/slide on and hold the rotors on.
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Did the rebalancing help?
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well whomever did your balance, did not do a "road force" test. It will position with the right counterweights where to position the tire (i.e. LF, RR). Unless you have bent your wheel which does happen. When they balance your tires with a hunter machine, if you see them putting more than 2 weights per side, that will raise a flag right there. Im not saying you bent your wheels, but it can happen from time to time or they just dont have the right adapter and not paying any attention on the machine.

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