View Full Version : car shaking from 65-70

11-05-2002, 03:46 PM
My car is shaking from around 65-70 MPH, and I know that not to long ago somebody else had the problem, but I cant find the post.  There were a bunch of good suggestions on it, would anybody happen to know where it is?

(im almost positive it was somewhere here in tech talk)

11-05-2002, 04:08 PM
I recall that thread. Did you try a search? In fact, it is a common question. hell, my car does it too. I don't know if it's a bent crossmember, bushings, TC rods, shocks, tires, alignment, steering rack, the list goes on....
Good luck.

11-05-2002, 04:24 PM
thx man, yeah I have tried searching but it didnt pull up anything, I think imma have one of my friends that is pretty damn good with cars take a look at it, but like you said its a common thing and it could be any number of different things so it may take a while <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> oh well.


11-05-2002, 04:24 PM
your hubcaps (if you have them) might be slightly bent
i had this problem before and i just removed them

11-06-2002, 12:09 PM
well actually one of my hubcaps does have a chunk taken out of it (from before I bought it) ....Do you think this could be y?

(look at back tire)


11-06-2002, 07:56 PM
i had the same problem , turned out i needed new tires... replaced all four w/ kumhos... problem gone.

11-06-2002, 08:40 PM
If one of your belts in the tire is broken, it will vibrate like that....especially if its a front tire and you are braking hard. &nbsp;I had a broken belt on the inside sidewall lip on the passenger side.


11-16-2002, 12:17 AM
The most common thing that causes shaking between about 60-75 MPH is your tires being out of balance. &nbsp;Try having them balanced and MOST LIKELY the problem will go away. &nbsp;Other things that could contribute to this, but are not usually the main factor are, 1) bent rims/wheels 2) tires are out-of-round. &nbsp;As for the hubcaps causing a problem like that, hmmm....interesting I have never heard of that before, I guess it is possible, but seems rather odd.

As for the other suggestions, Alignment will NOT cure this problem as the alignment changes angles of the tires. &nbsp;This means that it will affect 1) Tire wear (Toe In/Toe Out) 2) Tire wear (Camber Positive/Negative) and 3) Pulling left or right (negative cross caster/positive cross caster). &nbsp;An alignment will not cure a vibration as it has nothing to do with that. &nbsp;Bent suspension components tend to lead to a messed up alignment though (bent/broken parts/frame/etc.), usually they do not cause the vibration that you are feeling, but I guess if something is loose under the car it could cause a vibration, but usually associated with that will be a noise.

My suggestion would be to get the tires balanced and then go from there. &nbsp;If you have a bent rim, the shop will/should tell you about it.

Tim '95 SE