Re: Wheel shake
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 12:44:35 +0000 (UTC), "TonyB"
>I'd welcome the groups advice on this one:
>'92 Disco I Tdi 200:
>At 65mph the steering wheel shakes and rattles dangerously. The whole front
>of the car rattles like a shopping trolley, steering is difficult. It does
>this if I hit a small bump which seems to set it oscillating.
>Here's the history:
>New springs shocks and damper recently.
>All tyres are pretty new.
>Fronts put to rear, balanced again.
>Mechanics have checked steering joints and pre-loads ( twice at my
>insistence!) -all OK.
>When I had the fronts balanced one required 90g of correction but the
>problem was the same. When I swapped the fronts and rears over there was no
>change but when I balanced the fronts there was a very very slight
>improvement in that it requires a slightly bigger bump to set it off. I'm
>not sure if the front left and right were swapped when the balanced it or
>Oddly, there was a slight change of the position of the steering wheel when
>the fronts went to the back. The steering wheel requires being set slightly
>off centre to the right to drive straight.
>The tyres originally on the front were Pirelli Scorpio's and the original
>rears are Kwikfits own brand.
Was the steering damper primed properly before fitting?
Not being funny, but my next move would be to go to a different garage
and have the wheel bearings and pre-load done again. The symptoms
sound bang on for pre-load.
'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'03 Volvo V70