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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:07 AM   #1
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hey guys i dunno what it is but i am getting a strong vibration from the steering wheel when i reach 50 mph. it doesn't happen always but about half the time. once i pass 54 or 55 mph its gone. i just got it aligned and got my wheels balanced a couple days ago. any ideas what it could be???
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:24 AM   #2
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I had a strong vibration, but when i got new tires for my car it was gone. Though before i got new tires i checked how much tread i had left... on one of the wheels i started seeing wire =P, but yeah after i got new tires vibration was gone. dont kno if that has anything to do with yur prob. my guess.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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wheel bearing....i've replaced like 3 so far cuz of this
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:10 AM   #4
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not going to lie it still sounds like a balance issue...

does your car squeak??

mine wobbles but thats a warped rotor and i will be fixing that... anything that rotates and isn't close to perfect could cause a wobble ... but yours sounds like a bad balance or bearing
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well i know i need new bearings but the squeek is pretty random, usually when i hit little bumps...
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could it be the dreaded drive shaft????? If it becomes unbalanced it can cause vibrations at certain RPMs. Most good shops will balance your "shaft" when you have u-joints done. They quoted me at $150.... needles to say, my shaft still vibrates and my wife loves it.

Seriously, I know what your talking about. I avoid 50-55 in my mustang. I hate the vibration. 50 mph zones suck because I have to speed thrugh them or get irritated like hell from the vibration. God knows Im not slowing to 45 either.
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Originally Posted by Nick_Rapitis
wheel bearing....i've replaced like 3 so far cuz of this
yah i got a bad one too its not vibrating yet just noisy
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Old August 31st, 2007, 02:37 PM   #8
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no my car doesnt squeak. maybe this will help u guys spot my problem more specifically. before i got my alignment it used to vibrate around like 30-40 mph and not that bad as it does now going 50mph. if you guys still think its the bearing, how do i change the bearing and where to buy it from and how much? by the way thanks for the replies.
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my car squeaks 24/7 if i turn the steering wheel slighty to the left. And my brakes suck extremely bad, sumthing is messed up bcuz when i break my brakes screetch extremely loud, and it doesnt break smooth at all, feels like my car is limping or w/e when slowing down at a slow speed ... hard to explain. Lil off the brakes topic but when i have my air conditioning on only and driving or at a complete stop with my brakes my car will all of a sudden surge forward a bit by itself.
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it could be your shocks...it most likely is your shocks
if not your tire isnt balanced
bad bearing will really just make a bad sound
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Originally Posted by Stang187
my car squeaks 24/7 if i turn the steering wheel slighty to the left. And my brakes suck extremely bad, sumthing is messed up bcuz when i break my brakes screetch extremely loud, and it doesnt break smooth at all, feels like my car is limping or w/e when slowing down at a slow speed ... hard to explain. Lil off the brakes topic but when i have my air conditioning on only and driving or at a complete stop with my brakes my car will all of a sudden surge forward a bit by itself.

thats called bad pads or rotors...get your rotors turned if possible and your pads changed
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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:26 PM   #12
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i took it back to the shop and the guy there said it could be my lug nuts. i call bs but i let him change em. he didn't have enough lugs so he just switched out three and its still doing the same shit. im suppose to go back on Thursday and have him put the rest of the lugs but im pretty sure the wheels aren't balanced good. ill have him re balance them when i go back since he obviously didn't do em right.
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the tires have to be balanced
i dont see how the lug nuts have anything to do with it...
im pretty sure its just back shocks.
actually im like 99% on it
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I was thinking shocks myself.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:42 PM   #15
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i have 52000 miles on the car. you think shocks mess up that fast???
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btw it wasnt doing this when i had my old wheels and tires on like 1 month ago.
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you also didn't have a cat back a month ago
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I just got new pads like 2 months ago....it helped with my breaking, but loud screetching from brakes which is prolly what you said -the rotors-.....but the slight turn to the left of the steering wheel squeaking im clueless on. oh and the surge of the air conditioning..
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Originally Posted by HMUSN
you also didn't have a cat back a month ago

what are u talking about????? i have had my cat back for a while.
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mustangs are just shaky..mine vibrates alot my friends gt does too and so has every other mustang ive been in once i go 80 or over it stops vibrating
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