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Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:46 AM
This morning i decided to take my brat to work on a 30 miles journey down the parkway. Everything was fine but the vibration on the steering wheel. it kinda came and went away, when i t was vibrating it felt like a unbalanced tire and then got smooth again, what it can be?
Thanks in advance
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:17 AM
about 10,000 different things - but things to check for are:
what it can be?
does it vibrate at a given speed?
if so then it could be many things - but I am leaning toward tire balance being off - if it was sudden you may have dropped a weight - another thing to check for is loose axle nuts - the big castle one on the end of the driveshafts in the center of the wheel - but I don't think that is as likely as unbalanced tires - the "wagon wheel" rims tend to drop weights - I know b/c that's what my car originally had! - good chance yours has them too - they are seven spoke white (when not badly rusted) steel rims
does it vibrate when you press the brake?
if so then you may have a warped disc rotor or out-of-round drum - always replace both with OEM or top-quality name brand (like Raybestous or Bendex) - there are many knock-offs on the marked that are not properly heat treated that deform/warp with normal use
does it vibrate in a particular gear?
if so, then potiential tranny/drivetrain issues - but I think this is the least likely of all, and should be checked last - these cars have pretty solid trannies
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:31 AM
could it be the bad axle?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:41 AM
I don't know for sure, but I would say it is very likely - if anything that rotates is not properly balanced, then vibration can occur (especially at the speeds you mention) - the axle seems highly likely given the fact that it is going bad, and could be out of balance
could it be the bad axle?
Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:47 AM
Could also be an alignment problem
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:37 PM
i would check that first before anything else.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:11 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:37 PM
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