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Vibration can feel it on the steering wheel the vibration goes throughout the whole vehicle when driving.Starts at low speed-25mph becomes stronger at 50 -60 then fades a little.along with vibration comes this humming noise,think from the front.Tires are new and balanced.The vibration does not increase vith turning or breaking.Thought about differencial,but the noise is tricking me..car pulls to the right very very lightly... Sorry for my spelling my first language is czech,married american girl:0) thanks for help!

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  • jendakafec Feb 22, 2009

    The tires that were on the car when I bought it, had lost their 'roundness' from sitting too long. First I tried to balance those tires, but I was told that they couldn't be repaired. So I went and bought a set of new tires to put on it. I watched the mechanic balancing the tires, therefore I don't really have any reason to believe that they are off balance. I am not sure about the rims, but I suspect that the tire mechanic would have informed me of any damage to the rims. I would do an alignment check on the car, but since I was told that the tie rod ends were worn out, I guess I will have to replace them first. My concern is if the tie rod ends could possibly cause such a vibration. Thanks for your concern.

  • dawhorl Dec 04, 2009

    its not a solution but its thinks it might not be i have the shake and i replaced all four tires, balanced did the tie rod arms upper and lower control arms, sway bar links, shocks and wheel bearings, alignment and drive shaft bearing. IT STILL SHAKES!!!! 88 735 il

  • joe May 11, 2010

    tie rod ends would do this. have them replace them and take it out for a test drive.

  • joe May 11, 2010

    did this problem start as soon as the new tires were put on the rims?

    have you had the tires checked to see if they were balanced properly the first time? i would suspect this as it comes and goes with different speeds indicating harmonics.

    could the front rim be bent?

    typically if you feel it in the steering wheel, then its coming from the front area.

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Step one would be to have the tire/wheel assembly "road forced" balanced. Not a tire locations have this technology but it will definitly pinpoint or eliminate that aspect of the problem. All balances are not created equal, have the road forced.

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It sounds like a possible bad front wheel bearing they will make like a humming or growling noise.The pull could be air pressure a little lower in the right front tire than the left front check the air in all tires and if pull is still there take the left front put it on the right front and put the right front tire on the left front.Sometimes tires get what they call radial pull and that will fix it or make it go the other way if it goes the other way either get new tires or put the back tires on the front of the vehicle and put the front tires on the back.

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