i have the same problem. had new rims/tires and the front end aligned and it still vibrated. on the interstate at about 80 or 90 it stops though. no one knows whats wrong with it. it's not a big deal to me...got use to it.
I'm going to get my car looked at on tues for my first annual M.O.T. over here in England. I'm going to ask the guy that is going to do that for me about what he thinks it could be. Just alittle annoying sometimes. It acts like my non-power steering rover that I drive.
Well, if alignment checks out, and if your tires are round and the suspension is set correctly, and you only feel the shudder above 65, then it probably isn't brakes, or steering assembly. That you would feel at any speed, especially if you are braking. My guess is bearings. My dads cadillac used to 'hobble' at speeds over 65. Make sure your wheel bearings are in ok shape. Dirt, water, corrosion, a funny bump, or just old age could make it act funny when asked to spin fast.
No sounds coming from brakes or anything. The only loud thing on my car right now is the intake that makes a hissing noise and has a resonate sound thats really loud. My friend said it might be the bearings too. I guess it could be even though the car has only 48500 on it. I'll check that out. Thanks.
usually if your wheel vibrates from 30-45 it's balancing... 45-about 65 is usually alignment, especially if your car 'drifts' to one side. 65+ is either alignment or halfshaft balance issues. I also own a 1995 350hp grand am (that's right, 350hp grand am..) and I HAVE to get the wheels balanced on the car. If you have half-shaft problems then balancing and aligning won't help. It costs me about $50 a wheel to do this and I only needed the front done. Solved everything.
Typically if your steering wheel shakes when braking it's from warped rotors. Be sure to have your rotors turned/shaved when you change your pads or this will usually happen.
no, they leave everything on (including the tire) and balance it "on the wheel" ... so instead of taking off your wheel and balancing just the wheel, it balances everything that is spinning (half shaft, trans even...)
ok....i just got a new left front tire and then rotated the left side tires and my vibration is gone. WIERD. maybe they didnt balance the rim right the first time or i had a bad tire. either way...it's so much more enjoyable to drive with a steering wheel that doesn't shake you to death.
Hey....glad to hear it.....probably bad belts in the tires or they werent balanced right......i didnt read all the posts so maybe you already said they were balanced. I just did my front brakes without lubing the slides and i had an extreme vibration around 40-60 mph......but wasnt there before or after that. Well thats my 2 cents and my experience.