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Unread 12-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Vibration at the steering wheel around 65-75 mph ?

Sometime I feel a vibration at the steering wheel when going 65-75 MPH , Suspension component are good tight. what can be causing this vibration any suggest ? engine mounts maybe ?

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Unread 12-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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What condition are your tires in? Sounds like they are out of balance to me.
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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What condition are your tires in? Sounds like they are out of balance to me.
they are not new or worn out they are in between , Last time it got balance was back in 2010
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Unread 12-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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I'd have them rebalanced.
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I'd have them rebalanced.
A tire out of balance act like this and how often you should get balance ? I don't want to spend money on things i don't need .
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Which Calipers does your 2000 have? I went thru 3 sets of rotors on my '99before I replaced the original calipers with the newer style replacements. The old style was prone to rotor warpage.

Just a possibility.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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That could be the case if he was braking at 65-75 MPH or if his brakes are dragging enough to cause the vibration. Most likely, the tires need balanced - especially if it has been 2 years since they've been done.
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Tires would be the simple and cheap fix. Hopefully that is all it is. My experience was definately the calipers. I think the original ones were Teves or ATE. Jeep used them on the 99-03 WJs, I think. They had the big spring clips. The replacements are Akebonos. Very solid. No warped rotors. They weren't a 1 for 1 replacement, but required different mounting brackets. Just an FYI.



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Tires would be the simple and cheap fix. Hopefully that is all it is. My experience was definately the calipers. I think the original ones were Teves or ATE. Jeep used them on the 99-03 WJs, I think. They had the big spring clips. The replacements are Akebonos. Very solid. No warped rotors. They weren't a 1 for 1 replacement, but required different mounting brackets. Just an FYI.
They started putting the akebono's on stock WJ's in mid 01'. Just clearing it up!
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If you can drive through it, ie it stops when you do 80-90mph, then it certainly wheels that need rebalancing. Wheels can throw a weight which will cause them to be ou of balance, also kerbing the tyres can cause the wheels to go out of balance.
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I had the same issue once... Got them balanced and everything went away. if you drive on bad roads like here in NY its common for the small little weights that tire places put on fall off when you hit bumps at high speed.
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You asked how often they should be imbalanced?

It's a good idea to have them balanced when they are rotated, around every other oil change.
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Which Calipers does your 2000 have? I went thru 3 sets of rotors on my '99before I replaced the original calipers with the newer style replacements. The old style was prone to rotor warpage.

Just a possibility.
Brake are okay stop smooth
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As all others mentioned, go for a balancing. Since we don't know (yet) what the issue is, I always like to toss out all possibilities. Thus, warped rotors. I know they kicked my arse!!!

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