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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration in front end

This is so annoying!!!!

I went in for my 24k service and had the oil change aswell as the tires rotated, Now when im driving at 100 - 120 km/h im noticing a vibration in the front and the car pulls slightly to the left


I took it in and the kid who was working in the shop balanced my left front tire and said it was fine, they sent me on my way and i immediatly felt nothing had changed, I went in and got a trusted friend who is a tech at the dealer to come out with me...he felt the vibration and said he thinks the wheels are unblanaced by about half an ounce so he balanced all my tires and said this should fix the problem and they sent me on my way, on my way to work i can still feel the vibration and now i can feel it in my break pedal

im going back tomorrow to get this looked at...what do you possible think it could be? a warped rotor? I have no idea and its real frustrating!!
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It's not a warped rotor if you feel the vibration when you are cruising along. Warped rotors only can be felt when you apply the brakes.

Do you feel the vibrations in the steering wheel or in your seat? Best bet is to take it back to the shop and speak with the manager and have him talk with your friend and resolve the issue.

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well gave me a new set of rotors because they too thought it might have been the issue...still vibrates, the only conclusion we can come down to is that its a dented rim, we put the tires back on the rear and now the vibration is felt in the seat...this sucks.. I hate pot holes!
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Did you just put the tires on the rear, or swap the wheels back to the rear?

If it was a dented rim they would be able to see it when they were balancing the tire.

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We took the wheels off the front and put them on the back and the vibration started in the rear...They said that mabye its so small that they didnt notice it when balancing...
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Might need to be road force balanced.

Somewhat related- 1994 Mazda Miata: Bringing Balance To The Force

Hunter GSP9700 Wheel vibration Control System solves wheel vibration and tire pull problems that balancers and aligners can?t fix

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