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    Default My car vibrates when I drive

    Over the last couple of months when I drive my car vibrates a lot(can feel the steering wheel shaking and can see the passenger seat moving). I was told by my friend that this is caused by the wheel balance being off. Does any one have any idea?

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    Default Re: My car vibrates when I drive

    get the wheels aligned, and balanced


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    sounds like a suspension or wheel problem. i would definitely start with the wheel/tire and get them balanced and then aligned. check yur rims to see if any of the weights came off or if u see a bend in yur rim.
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    Yeah, balance, Could also be your hubs.

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    Default Re: My car vibrates when I drive

    tires may be cupping

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    Default Re: My car vibrates when I drive

    is it a diesel?

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    Default Re: My car vibrates when I drive

    Can be wheel balancing. Go to a tire place, they can individually put your tires on a machine to check that they are balanced.

    You may also want to grease up the ball joints on the steering and front end.

    If your car is older, maybe one of the rubber engine mounts has deteriorated, causing this excess vibration

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    Default Re: My car vibrates when I drive

    Could also be brake rotors, especially if you live in the "rust belt"


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    Quote Originally Posted by millermagic View Post
    Could also be brake rotors, especially if you live in the "rust belt"
    if yur brake rotors and/or brake pads are worn out. they could produce a vibration from the metal on metal contact, but it will only vibrate during braking. if this is the case then check yur rotors and pads. easy way to check to see if yur rotors are still fine is to look for deep scratches (from worn brake pad) or rust ON yur rotor's surface.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syndrome View Post
    Yeah, balance, Could also be your hubs.
    i was gonna suggest hubs, but he didn't really mention any aftermarket wheels. if u do have aftermarket wheels, yur car might be hub-centric and the wheel itself is not seated correctly, due to hub/wheel compatibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houstoned View Post
    if yur brake rotors and/or brake pads are worn out. they could produce a vibration from the metal on metal contact, but it will only vibrate during braking. if this is the case then check yur rotors and pads. easy way to check to see if yur rotors are still fine is to look for deep scratches (from worn brake pad) or rust ON yur rotor's surface.


    i was gonna suggest hubs, but he didn't really mention any aftermarket wheels. if u do have aftermarket wheels, yur car might be hub-centric and the wheel itself is not seated correctly, due to hub/wheel compatibility.
    Let me take a picture of mine. There are pieces missing along the outside edge from the rust. Really throws the balance off.


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