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Old 04-04-2005, 08:26 PM   #1
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car shaking at 60mph

I have noticed that my car starts to shake/vibrate when I get up to about 60 mph as I am getting up to speed on the highway. It doesn't do it below this speed and it seems to go away when I get up to about 70. My car has about 33000 miles on the original tires. Do my tires need to be rebalanced or could something else be causing it. Any ideas ?


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Old 04-04-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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i would imigne it would have to do with the tires. balance or aligment. that would be my quess
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:58 AM   #3
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Did you make a sudden stop lately? I remember i had too and doing this caused flat spots onthe tires. Car would shake from 60-70 mph. Only way to fix it, is new tires.

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:52 AM   #4
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Balance the tires, almost 100% of the time that's the problem....

Could be bad tires all together, bent rims (for hitting a curb, pothole, etc), bad alignment.....
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Moved to Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension......
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:58 AM   #6
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Yeah, it is probably just your balance thrown out of whack..I need to get mine redone, since last fall when they came off.
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You most likey have a dented wheel. Depending upon the dent, getting everything balanced should help. Vibrating at that those mph means you may be off 5-6 oz which isn't balanceable. :( Also, this will mess up your suspension big time (and drive components if it's on the front of the car). Long and short, get it checked out quick.
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You most likey have a dented wheel. Depending upon the dent, getting everything balanced should help. Vibrating at that those mph means you may be off 5-6 oz which isn't balanceable. :( Also, this will mess up your suspension big time (and drive components if it's on the front of the car). Long and short, get it checked out quick.
Actually most balancing issues (common ones) are not 'felt' unless you get up to those speeds. They get more and more 'noticeable' the faster you go past about 50MPH.

I would bet it's a balancing issue way before a bent rim. If the person hasn't ever hit a curb, that's even more reason to believe it's a balancing issue. Another thing to do is make sure you spray out the wheels (inner rims) when your washing your car. Mud, dirt can get in there and stick the the inside of the rim, throwing off the balance.
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:13 AM   #9
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sorry to highjack but I have a similar thing too. However, mine seems to fad in and out. Basically the vibration intensifies and then reduces and then intesifies and reduces... this is all over 60 mph (maybe a little less). I don't think it's alignment because I just got that done (had issue before). I have aftermarket wheels and am starting to wonder if they are not on centered, no hub rings. Do you think this could be it?

FYI - my OE stock wheels I had over the winter didn't have this problem.
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:15 AM   #10
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^^^^^ you got warranty left so I'd mention it to your service advisor at the dealership and tell them your concerns.
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