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Vibrations
« June 08, 2018, 22:21:43 »
G'day all,

I have an issue that has just started. 

I have a 2011 Hyundai i30cw crdi Auto.

I am getting a slight but noticeable vibration in the front of my car: that's where I think it is coming from).

I've had a Wheel Alignment, Balance, Rotation as well as the rotors done and new pads all round. The CV checks out ok and everything else that I could get done is or has been done.

Anyone else come across this????????   It's driving me to drink,,, whilst I enjoy a drink, I hate the headaches.

Hooroo
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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #1 : June 08, 2018, 23:21:18 »
G'day all,

I have an issue that has just started. 

I have a 2011 Hyundai i30cw crdi Auto.

I am getting a slight but noticeable vibration in the front of my car: that's where I think it is coming from).

I've had a Wheel Alignment, Balance, Rotation as well as the rotors done and new pads all round. The CV checks out ok and everything else that I could get done is or has been done.

Anyone else come across this????????   It's driving me to drink,,, whilst I enjoy a drink, I hate the headaches.

Hooroo
Tiger

You're going to have to give some detail and let's not assume all of the above are good just in case.

Vibration - what sort, through the steering wheel or the chassis?

At what speed/s?

On the flat, up hills?

Coasting or accelerating?

Does throttle input alter vibration?

Does gear selection affect it? Go up a gear / down a gear?

Is it all over or isolated to a side?

How many Ks?
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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #2 : June 08, 2018, 23:52:54 »
The vibration feels like it's in the steering wheel.

It comes in around 60-70 kph.

Doesn't matter if it's going up or downhill.

To me, it seems to be more noticeable under power.

I am taking it back to Bridgestone Tyres Helensvale (Gold Coast) on Monday as they want to swap the front to the back to try to isolate it in respect to the tyres.

Other than that, dunno what to do.

Like many others, do you just throw money at these things and hope for the best.

Very hard to find a mechanic that you can TRUST not to simply take your money and run.

Thanks for the imput.

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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #3 : June 09, 2018, 01:48:03 »
Hi Pete,

How annoying. I wouldn't be throwing any more money at it just yet. Swapping wheels back to front is worth a try though.

You've certainly done all the obvious stuff. Hopefully a bit of brainstorming on here will come up with a low cost suggestion or two.  :fingers:
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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #4 : June 09, 2018, 02:16:51 »
The vibration feels like it's in the steering wheel.

It comes in around 60-70 kph.

Doesn't matter if it's going up or downhill.

To me, it seems to be more noticeable under power.

I am taking it back to Bridgestone Tyres Helensvale (Gold Coast) on Monday as they want to swap the front to the back to try to isolate it in respect to the tyres.

Other than that, dunno what to do.

Like many others, do you just throw money at these things and hope for the best.

Very hard to find a mechanic that you can TRUST not to simply take your money and run.

Thanks for the imput.
But you said the tyres had been rotated? That would mean they have already been moved Front to back?

That's a tough one . 60-70 KPH is an unusal speed to get that kind of issue.

I was thinking along the lines of either drive shaft or maybe the tyre is out of round.

I've had a subaru with an unusal low speed wobble and it was the tyres, i've had horrendous vibration around 80kph  through the chasssi front end and that was inner CV joint on the longest shaft, these tend to have the boots go a bit loose and weep grease out.

I'd like to hink a Bridgestone centre should be able to fault find it for you. Swapping front to rear is a good first step if it's in the steering
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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #5 : June 12, 2018, 06:26:54 »
you could try going to the tyre company and ask them to do a finger balance on the wheels, that is, they secure the wheel to the machine using a finger spindle through the wheel nut holes instead of the hub hole. The excel i owned had to the balanced this way to get rid of a 80k shudder, it was caused by using a rattle gun to do up the wheel nuts distorting the rim.

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Re: Vibrations
« Reply #6 : June 15, 2018, 10:59:51 »
I only had an issue like that when one of my wheels became unbalanced.

I have a friend which owns a bmw. He bought run flat tyres from a bmw dealership. After they installed them, he started to feel a slight vibration in the steering wheel, more noticeable when accelerating. He went back to the dealership the next day, they "checked" and said that the planetary shafts/gears need to be replaced, they are worn out and causing the vibration. After trying to make them understand the vibration wasn't there until they changed the tyres, with no success, he agreed to listen to them and do the replacement.

Guess what? The vibration was still there, after spending a lot of money (the job and parts weren't cheap at all). He had to make a scene in front of the other customers and demand all his money back, before they agreed to try a different set of tyres. Of course, the vibration went away this time.

It's stuff like this that makes me not trust dealerships, not even in an emergency.

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