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Old 04-06-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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Wheel Vibration

My sister's 05 ZX3's steering wheel is shaking while above 55-60 mph. Does anybody know the cause of this?


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My sister's 05 ZX3's steering wheel is shaking while above 55-60 mph. Does anybody know the cause of this?
The most probable cause is wheel balance. Did she hit something lately? Wheel damage, or possibly just a wheel weight falling off, can change wheel balance signficantly. It's an '05, warranty must be intact - bring it back to the dealer. They won't warrant road damage but they will certainly take care of it if a weight fell off.
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Sounds like a balance issue to me too.

This belongs better in Wheels/Tires/Brakes/Suspension though...
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Not knowing your location. But here in Michigan one can get slush or dried mud stuck up inside the alloy wheels. This has unbalanced my front wheels and and shaken my steering wheel at times this last winter. Just a thought.
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Balance the tires...... more then likely the problem. Also make sure the inside of the rims are clean as if they are dirty or have mud caked in them, that will throw off the balance.

Could also be a bent rim (if you've smashed the curve).

Rarely can be an alignment issue but that can also be a reason for it.

Sometimes tires can be bad and do this but it would be a pretty easily visual check to confirm that.

I'd put my money on the balancing......
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Only thing that happened a few months ago was that she had a flat. But it was taken to the dealership, do you think they balanced the tires then?

Other than that, I don't think the inside of her wheel is mudcaked or anything. It needs to be cleaned this weekend though cuz we got the water hoses back at the complex it's been pretty warm lately
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