Steering wheel shake

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  1. Mallardblaster

    Mallardblaster New Member

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    hello, I have a 2004 Chevy 1500 with a 4" lift, running 33's I rotate my tires regularly (cooper stt's).i just rotated my tires 2 weeks ago, before rotation I had signs of every other tread wearing down unevenly. After rotation I had a extremely bad stealing wheel shake that occurred from 35-40mph after that the shake goes away. Just got all four tires balanced and had to order to new hub centric rings. Curious as to why I never felt this shake before rotation? Only when rear tires are brought to the brought I get the shaking
     
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    SLEEPER VAN GMFS Member

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    Every tire weares differently. Air pressure, balance etc has an effect on them. The back tend to were fairly even if balance is correct. Once you rotate them they are in a different place so to speak and they aren't feeling very well in this position. Now they try to get comfortable in this new position on the truck. If they are out of balance or the rim is slightly bent, a dragging brake caliper can cause a rough shimmy. You said every other tread is wearing, sounds like air pressure and balance. I know that this sounds wrong but I had a similar experience with my pickup with 33" tires. I ran them in reverse!! Right rear to left front and so on. This is a last resort! But I have had it correct the problem your talking about.
    Now don't everyone start sending me hate mail. Like I said this is a last resort. Otherwise buy all new tires as they have worn themselves out prematurely. You have to check the balance every oil change or 3,000 miles and the air pressure weekly!!! Don't forget about your wheel bearings and the front end alignment!!! Do these things and you'll get a lot more miles from the tires than you thought was possible! Good luck and keep us posted as to what you find. Sleeper Van1995 Tony

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    Phildirt n. fil-dert.

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    Each wheel isn't exactly like the other three. Nor is the alignment bearing and the brakes. The pickup I was telling you about had a uncontrollable wheel shake over 60 mph. It turned out to be a brake caliper that wasn't returning to the relaxed position and when warm it was putting the brake on one side of the caliper. It was driving me crazy until I finally discovered the problem. Who knows what the issue is with yours. Did you try putting the tires back in the original positions and see how it is?

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    Where is the alignment bearing located?
     
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    Thanks for info sleeper. I actually did rotate tires like you stated and problem still exists. Every tire shop I've been to has said something different, had kanrock "balance" them. Problem was worse so I took it to a local tire shop once I was back in town he slapped them on his machine, leaving their wheel weights on...one tire was off 10oz and the other was off 7.5oz. I have around 35k on these tires with 50% tread left! Haven't had a single issue with this tires until now
     
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    How is it since you had them rebalanced?

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    I forget, what started all of your problems with the wheel shake?

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    tires
     
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    I had a problem with a steering wheel shake, and all my tires were roared and balance and still had a nasty shake. It ended up being the driveline. I had the driveline balanced and new ujoints installed and problem solved
     
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    I'm glad you finally found out what it was. Just a coincidence that it happened at that time.

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    I found the source to my vibration but not sure about the OP finding it
     
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    Plz tell us more about the alignment bearing.
     
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    That was my favorite part. I'm buying a balancing machine so I can check each tire every 3k in the comfort of my own driveway!
     
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    Wait what? How did I miss this great info
     
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    He just forgot the comma, along with all of the other punctuation.

    I'm going to put mine next to the brake lathe, or maybe the RF balancer, haven't decided yet.
     
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    Try the bubble balance one from Harbor freight. I balanced tires which I then put onto a spin balancer and they were right on! If you know how to use one they are great and under a hundred bucks. Rotate and balance every three thousand miles is a good idea and will make your tires last a long, long time.

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    How bad do you drive that it would be a benifit to actually balance every 3k miles?
     
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    It's not how bad you drive but how bad the roads are that you travel. A rough dirt road is brutal on tires.

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