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Old 23rd March 2007, 13:09   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I have noticed that whenever i drive my santro xing at 100 kmph or higher, the steering starts to shiver....i mean ....its doesnt remain still......though the car does not steer away to left or right, but i have to really ensure that my grip is strong to the steering.......

the tyres are new- goodyear, have got the alignment & balancing done...but the problem still persists...........

what cld it be....??

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Old 23rd March 2007, 13:59   #2
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Check your wheel balancing.
Do you have alloys and balancing weights are stuck on inner sides with tape? If yes then chances are one or two are missing. Check it out and balance wheels again.

This of course in anticipation that everything else in order.
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Bad wheel balancing can cause this problem.

Are your tyres on aftermarket Alloys or on stock steel/alloy wheels? Aftermarket alloys with specs different from the original alloys/steel wheels can also cause this problem. A member sap has a looong thread on this someplace.

Our resident expert Iraghava should be along soon with expert advice.
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along with wheel balancing just make sure there are no damages to the wheel (wheel bent)

then check ur cars tie rod ends, if they are weak
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I too have this problem on my Zen. The steering starts to vibrate a lot once I cross 90 kmph. I was told by mechanics and the service supervisor at an authorised service station that this is due to defective tyres. I had bought the car from true value and am running the same tyres that were provided by them.
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My steering also starts to vibrate at about 130-140 Km/hr and I have to hold it tight on the expressway. I will get the wheels checked immediately...I have installed aftermarket alloys in my palio and the tires are upsized too.
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It Is Wheel Balancing Brother.
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Here are a fw things to ensure:

1. Get the balancing re-checked again at a good shop.

2. Check that none of the tyres have sidewall bulges.

3. Check the wheel rims for any bends/deformation.

4. If this doesn't work, swap the rear tyres with the front & test if that sorts out the issue.

Otherwise, you'll have to take her to Hyundai to do a thorough check on her. But I think that in all probability either the wheel weights have fallen off or the balancing needs to be redone.
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As everyone has pointed out - WHEEL BALANCING. From a good place.
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As important as the wheel balancing is tyre blisters/bulges.

I faced a similar problem in my Qualis last year. It was due to bulges in tyre.
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Hello Everyone !!

Thanks for the responses. I have got the Balancing done & it seems to be working fine.
Cheers to all of you !!!!!

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I got my wheel balancing done today and to my surprise the guy added weights on the visible side of the alloys as well. Is this common? The guy who owns the shop has a technical background and he tried to convince me somehow. But, being a curious soul here I am. Are the weights always put at the underside of the alloys or if required they should be put on the visible side as well? (These ones were the lead weights with the adhegive tape and not the ususal clip on weights)
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purfectly normal..............
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iraghava View Post
Here are a fw things to ensure:

1. Get the balancing re-checked again at a good shop.

2. Check that none of the tyres have sidewall bulges.

3. Check the wheel rims for any bends/deformation.

4. If this doesn't work, swap the rear tyres with the front & test if that sorts out the issue.

Otherwise, you'll have to take her to Hyundai to do a thorough check on her. But I think that in all probability either the wheel weights have fallen off or the balancing needs to be redone.

Hi

I have the same problem with my Octavia. I am running stock tyres on aftermarket alloys. I have tried all of the above suggestions you gave to our friend here, but the high speed (over 100 kmph) behaviour remains the same i.e steering wobble. I was told hub centering rings would solve the problem, unfortunately these are not available easily. Any suggestions where one may get them from...

Thanks
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I have the same problem with my Octavia. I am running stock tyres on aftermarket alloys. I have tried all of the above suggestions you gave to our friend here, but the high speed (over 100 kmph) behaviour remains the same i.e steering wobble. I was told hub centering rings would solve the problem, unfortunately these are not available easily. Any suggestions where one may get them from...
Ricky - These suggestions are for people running on stock tyres & wheels. In your case I think the problem has been correctly identified. In all probability your rims have the incorrect offset which is causing the high-speed wobble in your car. What rims are you running?

Also regarding the rings here is an excellent thread by our fellow member Sap who faced the same problem on his car:

Here (Solution for vibrations after installing alloy wheels)
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