Question about 1996 Dodge Caravan
Hi, if you have vibrations at certain speeds then this is an indication that the wheels need balancing.
If the vibration is felt through the steering wheel then this would suggest that the front wheels need balancing if the back have been done correctly and the weights have not fell off then it would be wise to get the front done.
To be on the safe side get the front done any way.
Now if after doing this it still dont solve the problem then you need to start looking at the tyres make sure they are not damaged or bulging in any areas.
If this still dont solve the problem then this would then suggest that one or more of the wheels are damaged.
The damage could be caused by holes in the road or even hitting the curb the weakest part of the weel is the inner rim the part that you cant see from the side of the car if you have bumped the inner rim then this would cause the rim to crease slighlty the problem being that even after balancing the wheels up correctly if their is any damage you would get the vibrations you are noticing.
The first thing i would suggest is to check the weights have not fallen off the back wheels if they are still on then try swapping the front wheels with the back wheels then give it a try and see if this makes any differance if its worse then they need re-balancing if the problem is still no differant then i would get someone to check how true the wheels just to make sure they are not buckled as is often the case.
It might just be a case of getting all the wheels balanced again as you often find that sometimes after you have had them balanced the weights can fall off so this would need checking.
If their is no problem with the balancing and the wheels are in perfect condition then the only other thing that can cause the problem your having would be warped brake disks but this i would only look at after you are 100% sure that the wheels are perfect.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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