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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2008, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Odd Vibration...

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?)
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2008, 05:53 AM
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tire pressure off? maybe your alignment got knocked off some


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tire pressure off? maybe your alignment got knocked off some
X2 or mud on the inside of the rim?
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X2 or mud on the inside of the rim?
haha had that happen many time as well!


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Mud inside the rim or scraped off/slid around a wheel weight would be my guess...


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post #6 of 10 Old 01-23-2008, 09:17 AM
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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.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-23-2008, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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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 )

What would the different possibilities cost to fix, at most, and a good price i could hope to find. XD
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I just had my tires rotated and balance at Walmart...$30.

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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 )

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 Gave me quite a start, not fun to have the Jeep start shaking at 50MPH on possibly icy freeways

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

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They also can be stickon weights that mount in the back part of the rim to
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