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Old 05-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I'm still suspicious of the tire, your "axle" / hub may be vibrating in response to a bruised tire. pump the air up in that tire to 44 psi and take it for a ride if it does nothing the tire is not badly bruised if it gets worst you found the bad tire that it causing other worn parts to vibrate. If the shimmy got way worst after 44 psi like you said previously then its a tire causing the vibration.

Did you ever do a air pressure check to single out a tire ?

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Old 05-22-2014, 02:38 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I'm still suspicious of the tire, your "axle" / hub may be vibrating in response to a bruised tire. pump the air up in that tire to 44 psi and take it for a ride if it does nothing the tire is not badly bruised if it gets worst you found the bad tire that it causing other worn parts to vibrate. If the shimmy got way worst after 44 psi like you said previously then its a tire causing the vibration.

Did you ever do a air pressure check to single out a tire ?
Lets start from the top.

I got the axle changed, the shimmy went down a lot and seems to disappear a lot more now, but it's still there.

Yes I did the tire inflation thingy but didn't notice any changes, I have a feeling there is more then 1 bad tire.

Now with that being said, the Axle was definitely bad. I could push the axle side to side and it had a lot of play before they changed it, once they put the new one on, it was rock solid and had barely and play in it. So yea. I do have a feeling it's a tire because I can feel a 'bump bump bump', which I cannot believe I didn't effing notice before, when I'm going between 1-10mph... I'm going to take it down and get a set of used tires for cheap tomorrow morning.
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Check the rear rims for damage as well, and for out of round tires or bulges inspect them closely or have a friend look them over, jack each tire off the ground and spin with intent on catching a bump or lump or bulge.
A tire on the back side of my car is 3/8 inch higher to the rim from the floor than the same side tire on the front, which seems like quite a big difference. I've not checked the other side, but all tires were purchased at the same time and same brand, which demonstrates there can be major differences in the tires. A tire on another car is all crinkled on the sidewall, has been that way since new a few years ago, and has posed no problems.
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I do have a feeling it's a tire because I can feel a 'bump bump bump', which I cannot believe I didn't effing notice before, when I'm going between 1-10mph... I'm going to take it down and get a set of used tires for cheap tomorrow morning.
Maybe just change the one tire.
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Maybe just change the one tire.
I can't figure out what tire it is, so I'm just replacing them all. I'll come back in about 2 hours I'm about to take a shower then head out to a tire place I know of.
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Just leave it alone. It's only above 65 mph? Don't go there. Think of it as a governor.
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Just leave it alone. It's only above 65 mph? Don't go there. Think of it as a governor.
It's gotten progressively worse and does it even at 50mph now...
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Oh.

I once had a tire that shook a bit at 55+. Instead of fixing it, I stayed under 55. Problem solved.
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A road force balancer can also help find a bad wheel. by measuring the wheel run out I've found bent wheels that I couldn't other wise see, like if the wheel was bent in a way that it wasn't bent in a small area, but more egg shaped, or if the center/ hub of the wheel isn't true to the bead of the wheel. If there isn't something easily found loose, most vibrations seem to come back to just being tires.
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Replaced all 4 tires and the shimmy went WAYYYYY down. The car is out of alignment and I think that's what's causing it now. I'll get an alignment done tomorrow morning and hopefully that fixes it for good. I can finally see out of my rear view mirror now lol. Before it was vibrating so bad I couldn't see out of my rear view mirror. Also the Sideview mirror isn't shaking anymore either. It's just amazing how much smoother it is

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