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Old 08-17-2008, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello ...
Please, pleasecan you help me....
I have a 2005 Jimny manual....the steering shakes uncontrollably at 45 mph...[fine otherwise above and below]

I have got new tyres all round....they are all balanced and lined by a tyre fitting garage.

I also have installed new wheel bearings on one side..

What else could be wrong?

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Old 08-17-2008, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you have this problem before the tires were replaced?

IF not, I would say its incorrectly balanced front tires... I only let them put 2-3 weights on a rim before I tell em give me a new tire. Depends on how I feel, usually its a max of 2 before I say HELL NO. And its mainly because I have had those weights fly off and its now time tires should be top grade with all the technology.
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Agreed, back to the shop and have them recheck the balancing.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback chaps...

Yeah..problem was there before the new tyres.....would"nt be a warped brake disc?
It"s funny...because it only happens at about 45 mph.....surely bad bearings wouldshow up at all speeds??

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A judder or shake at a certain speed would indicate a balance issue, if your car could go faster I usually find a second area of shaking at higher speeds if the wheels are not balanced correctly.

A warped disc would normally only give real judder when the brakes are applied.

I would not take the fact that you have just had the wheels balanced, I have seen tyre shops do some very dodgy things in the past.

When I got my Kumho LR71s, I fitted them myself and they did not been any balancing, remoulds on the other hand always do in my experience.
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Chaps,
Thanks very much indeed for all your advice.....results....

I took the Jimny back to the tyre garage.....asked for the front wheels to be re-balanced.
A different young guy took of the previous lead weights....As I watched him balance them again...he replaced the new weights at a close, but different position on the wheels!
The first guy, on Saturday morning past, took only what seemed as a few minutes...this new guy spent a good 15+ minutes doing them, and now the problem has dissapeared!

Goes to show......rush the job, and it will need done again!!!!

Many thanks for all your help again..

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Glad it has been solved.
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Yep, if you aren't watching them they think they can get away with chessy jobs, especially if you don't speak to em. Usually you should ask them questions like how long you been doing this, do you enjoy it? And act like you know a little about it -- works great on front end alignments because I have seen em completly screw it up and called it a "job well done."
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my samurai also has that shaking problem but only when braking and just for the moment it comes from 80km/h to 65 km/h any ideas?
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