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Old 09-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Vibration issue

I'm having the worst luck with this car and highway driving vibration. Imagine having your tires unbalanced all the way around and now imagine driving 75 on the highway. That's what my car feels like when I go that speed. I've had the tires balanced and I've had the car aligned 3 different times. Neither of which has helped with the shake. What else could lead to this issue?

I don't want to take it to the dealer just to have them turn me away or for them to charge me an arm and a leg to do something I could have done on my own.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Did you try the Road force balancing. If its just a problem with balancing , that should fix it. Also does it always happen or only during first minutes driving. I had a similar issue but I think the tires do this when you first drive them until they warm up.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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It happens any time of the day while I go 75 on the highway. Is the road force balancing the one that tells you if the tire is good or bad as well? I might need to do that, because I know that when I took delivery of the car the rear tires were the only new ones and the front ones were the ones that came on the car when the dealer received it.
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I'm having the worst luck with this car and highway driving vibration. Imagine having your tires unbalanced all the way around and now imagine driving 75 on the highway. That's what my car feels like when I go that speed. I've had the tires balanced and I've had the car aligned 3 different times. Neither of which has helped with the shake. What else could lead to this issue?

I don't want to take it to the dealer just to have them turn me away or for them to charge me an arm and a leg to do something I could have done on my own.
Is your car lowered? I had the same problem too a few things I would check. Replace your driveshaft bolts they could become loose. They are not supposed to bet retihjtened and re used. Then also the car being too low. I raisedmy car and no vibration.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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I guess vibration would be the wrong way to describe it since there is definitely steering wheel shake involved.

No my car isn't lowered, but knowing my wheels are balanced and my car is aligned is leaving me scratching my head...
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Op - Check you front hubs. If they are bad sometimes will cause a vibration in the steering wheel.

Does the wheel vibrate when braking?

How many miles are on the car?

What do the front tires look like? If you have a pic please post it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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I can take pictures of the tires just give me a little white, and yes even at speed the steering wheel will shake when I brake. However, nothing shakes when I'm going below 65-70.
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I'm having the worst luck with this car and highway driving vibration. Imagine having your tires unbalanced all the way around and now imagine driving 75 on the highway. That's what my car feels like when I go that speed. I've had the tires balanced and I've had the car aligned 3 different times. Neither of which has helped with the shake. What else could lead to this issue?

I don't want to take it to the dealer just to have them turn me away or for them to charge me an arm and a leg to do something I could have done on my own.
Are you on OEM wheels and tires?
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #9
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Are you on OEM wheels and tires?
Yes sir
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Yes sir
How many miles are on the car?

Rear tires are new?

When you look closely at your front tires do you see any signs of cupping or feathering?



Is there any pulsing in the brake pedal when you apply the brakes?
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #11
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Bald spot on tires maybe? Have you ever locked them up?
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Brakes feel normal?
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Dark spot is just from the grass being a little wet when I parked the car.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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Brakes feel normal?
The brakes aren't stiff, my sisters dodge dart turbo's brakes feel more touchy than my Camaros brembos.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #16
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Warped rotors maybe?
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Warped rotors maybe?
Does a shop have to check that?
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Does a shop have to check that?
If the rotors have dark spots then the rotor is most likely warped. The tires don't look that bad, I do recommend having a shop check the rotor unless you know how to.

How many miles on the car? The brake pads might need replacing and might as well cut the rotors when you do that. Hopefully they are not to far out of round that they can not be cut or used anymore. But I do not see that happening unless they have been cut many times before.

Keep us informed when you find anything out.
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The brakes aren't stiff, my sisters dodge dart turbo's brakes feel more touchy than my Camaros brembos.
I was asking if there is any pulsing in the pedal or vibration when you apply the brakes. Is there?
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I guess vibration would be the wrong way to describe it since there is definitely steering wheel shake involved.

No my car isn't lowered, but knowing my wheels are balanced and my car is aligned is leaving me scratching my head...
Ok . That's actually how I felt with my wheels. I had them balanced like 3 times. But in my case my car was lowered. I was going thru the forums and found people having loose drive shaft bolts and them actually breaking the driveshaft. That's what I did in my case.when I finally got a new driveshaft. My problem went away
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #21
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The rotors look like they have some dark spots.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #22
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So I took it to another tire shop and turns out ALL wheels were out of balance. I'm never going to NTB again. Firestone did a road force balance and all my wheels and tires are fine, it was just poorly balanced. I WILL be going back to NTB to get my money back since they did NOTHING to fix my issue the first and second time around.
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Glad you got it sorted. A good wheel and tire balance and alignment guy are worth every penny. Make sure you go to the same guy at the same store and you should be good for future wheel balancing. The best ones will find the heavy spot in tire and heavy spot in wheel and adjust the tire on the wheel then balance with weights.
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Glad you got it sorted. A good wheel and tire balance and alignment guy are worth every penny. Make sure you go to the same guy at the same store and you should be good for future wheel balancing. The best ones will find the heavy spot in tire and heavy spot in wheel and adjust the tire on the wheel then balance with weights.
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