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rsant39 06-23-2003 03:21 PM

steering wheel shimmy
 
I recently noticed that when I am doing 55mph my steering wheel shimmies a little. At lower and higher speeds the shimmy does not exist. Anyone know what could be causing this? Thanks

Jerry Bransford 06-23-2003 04:14 PM

It's not likely an alignment issue. Most likely a tire is simply out of balance. Or less likely, maybe either a little mud is stuck inside a wheel throwing it out of balance or possibly a wheel is bent a little. In my case, my 40-50 mph shimmy is coming from two bent steel wheels. :D

kaybone 06-24-2003 02:06 PM

clean off all the gunk on your wheels inside
and out. Have your tires rebalanced. If problem
is still there, rotate fronts to backs and see
if problem is less. I did this and problem
totally went away.

macb 06-24-2003 10:23 PM

ditto...probably just a balance issue - I have twice thrown a weight when offroad. - they get scraped off on the rocks.

always remember - it is a good idea to do a 'routine check' of the under carriage after any offroading trip.

rsant39 06-25-2003 08:48 AM

thanks for the suggestions. it is probably a balance issue. i had my tires rotated at the dealership recently and maybe they forgot to balance them after they rotated them.

macb 06-25-2003 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by rsant39
thanks for the suggestions. it is probably a balance issue. i had my tires rotated at the dealership recently and maybe they forgot to balance them after they rotated them.
my wife had hers balanced at the stealership 4 weeks ago (Jeep Cherokee)...came back from vacation and 3 of the tires had thrown weights...damn stealerships http://sajeeps.billmcgaw.com/images/pirate.gif

Bruce06Unltd 08-11-2012 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macb (Post 266879)
my wife had hers balanced at the stealership 4 weeks ago (Jeep Cherokee)...came back from vacation and 3 of the tires had thrown weights...damn stealerships http://sajeeps.billmcgaw.com/images/pirate.gif

Were you vacationing in Baja?:2thumbsup:


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