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      11-04-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
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Steering wheel vibration at high speeds

Just noticed my steering wheel starts to vibrate around 100mph. Not an alarming amount but enough to be noticeable.

Should just be a tire balance issue right?
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Just noticed my steering wheel starts to vibrate around 100mph. Not an alarming amount but enough to be noticeable.

Should just be a tire balance issue right?
The tire balance issue would definitely present itself at a lower speed, like 50MPH. I think it might be due to the road and that you're going 100MPH.
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balance certainly most likely. check your wheels carefully: if you've lost a weight the adhesive will usually leave a mark that's fairly easy to see.
btw, how many miles are on your car?
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Just noticed my steering wheel starts to vibrate around 100mph. Not an alarming amount but enough to be noticeable.

Should just be a tire balance issue right?
Its possible that the wheels had some balance blocks fall off. I'd bring it to an alignment shop and make sure everything is in check + get a wheel balancing. Not bank breaking.

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balance certainly most likely. check your wheels carefully: if you've lost a weight the adhesive will usually leave a mark that's fairly easy to see.
btw, how many miles are on your car?
36k miles.

I'll take a look at the wheels. Hopefully it's just one of the weights fell off.
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If you notice the steering wheel vibration at specific speeds it's definitely a wheel balance issue. If it's constant than probably another problem like a bent rim.
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balance certainly most likely. check your wheels carefully: if you've lost a weight the adhesive will usually leave a mark that's fairly easy to see.
btw, how many miles are on your car?
36k miles.

I'll take a look at the wheels. Hopefully it's just one of the weights fell off.
ok, 36K miles not enough to consider control arm bushings (we hope). worst i ever had was was an E39 that ate its bushings every 55K.
anyway, vibration related to bushings gets much worse under braking, not what your car is doing.
so money's on wheel weight(s).
if that's the case make sure to use a shop with Hunter Road Force equipment.
let us know how this turns out.
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Happened to me awhile back, nothing visible so had it checked, Nail. All good ever since.
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My order of operations would be to check for bent wheel lip(most likely the inner barrel will bend, wheel weight(s) missing, test thrust arms with car off the ground. Push and pull wheel towards and away from yourself. If there is any play it is bad arm/bushing.
Probably rule out brake rotor if you don’t notice it under braking.
Quick check of struts/shocks by pushing car down at that corner.
Beyond that you are getting into wheel bearing territory.
What am I forgetting?
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