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: Odd Vibration...


KCSlions
01-23-2008, 03:23 AM
I get an odd vibe (as in vibration..) in the steering wheel at about 55 miles an hour.

A sort of.. thumping..... Very rhythmic.

It occured after very light trail riding.

Anyone know what it might be? I don't have the money to fix it, most likely. (30 cents in bank account, anybody?)

Bigjerm
01-23-2008, 05:53 AM
tire pressure off? maybe your alignment got knocked off some

PhilD
01-23-2008, 06:27 AM
tire pressure off? maybe your alignment got knocked off someX2 or mud on the inside of the rim?

Bigjerm
01-23-2008, 08:43 AM
X2 or mud on the inside of the rim?

haha had that happen many time as well!

venom
01-23-2008, 08:55 AM
Mud inside the rim or scraped off/slid around a wheel weight would be my guess...

DILYSI Dave
01-23-2008, 09:17 AM
Yeah, spray the wheels off really good (inside too) and see if that solves your problem. Doesn't take much mud to throw off the balance.

KCSlions
01-23-2008, 12:31 PM
Did spray them off already.. Maybe I missed some mud.

What do the weights look like?

(I'm a car newbie... but I love to learn :D)

What would the different possibilities cost to fix, at most, and a good price i could hope to find. XD

Ruskin
01-23-2008, 12:49 PM
I just had my tires rotated and balance at Walmart...$30.

1TallJKer
01-29-2008, 10:23 AM
Did spray them off already.. Maybe I missed some mud.

What do the weights look like?

(I'm a car newbie... but I love to learn :D)

What would the different possibilities cost to fix, at most, and a good price i could hope to find. XD

Had a similar experience with mine, but it wasn't mud it was a lot of snow :D Gave me quite a start, not fun to have the Jeep start shaking at 50MPH on possibly icy freeways :shaking:

The weights are small pieces of lead, about 3/4" long, slight arc to them, attached to the outside edge of the wheels.

Marauder
01-29-2008, 03:42 PM
They also can be stickon weights that mount in the back part of the rim to