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Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

So now I have a vibration in the steering wheel at 70mph. So normally this would just be a simple balance of the tires, but after going through this with my 2011 Overland I knew it wasn't that simple. So today I took it to a local tire shop that has a Hunter GPS 9700 and had them balanced. They said that all the tires were out of balance FL by 4oz FR out by 2.5oz and both rears out by 2oz. I know that was all bs because the whole vehicle would have a bad vibration if they were out by that much. This is a little shimmy in the steering at 70mph sometimes. This is the part that pisses me off because just like my 2011 it doesn't do it all the time which doesn't even make sense. So I do see that there is a TSB for this issue that calls for replacing the front wheel bearings. Has anyone had this tsb done?
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I have read at least two that have. There is an open thread in the troubleshooting section


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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

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So now I have a vibration in the steering wheel at 70mph. So normally this would just be a simple balance of the tires, but after going through this with my 2011 Overland I knew it wasn't that simple. So today I took it to a local tire shop that has a Hunter GPS 9700 and had them balanced. They said that all the tires were out of balance FL by 4oz FR out by 2.5oz and both rears out by 2oz. I know that was all bs because the whole vehicle would have a bad vibration if they were out by that much. This is a little shimmy in the steering at 70mph sometimes. This is the part that pisses me off because just like my 2011 it doesn't do it all the time which doesn't even make sense. So I do see that there is a TSB for this issue that calls for replacing the front wheel bearings. Has anyone had this tsb done?
I had the part time shaking issues like you describe. The thing about it only doing it sometimes is that more than likely a bad wheel bearing is going to do it all the time not some of the time. The solution I found to the problem was a new set of Michelins road force balanced. the bridgestones i had on it were flat spotting over night which gave a part time shaking until they were driven about 20 minutes the next day until smoothed out. these wheels are just super sensitive to anything balance related not being near perfect.
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I had the part time shaking issues like you describe. The thing about it only doing it sometimes is that more than likely a bad wheel bearing is going to do it all the time not some of the time. The solution I found to the problem was a new set of Michelins road force balanced. the bridgestones i had on it were flat spotting over night which gave a part time shaking until they were driven about 20 minutes the next day until smoothed out. these wheels are just super sensitive to anything balance related not being near perfect.
How did you get bridgestones? Didn't it come with Fotera's?
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How did you get bridgestones? Didn't it come with Fotera's?
yep came with forteras that were smooth for the first 6 months then started shaking and wouldn't balance, few months later I busted a rim on a pothole so I took the opportunity to get rid of the forteras got the bridgestone Alenza which were total crap. bought 4 and 2 of the 4 were out of spec and they ordered another 2 and they still could not get them to stop shaking after 3 or 4 road force balancing's. so I had had it and did what I have always done in the past which is buy Michelins. Michelins were smooth out the door the first time out and no issue since and I think that was around 5 or 6 months ago. these 20 inch wheels are just super sensitive to any imperfections in balance so with those bridgestones flat spotting over night it was magnified into a bad shaking jeep which smoothed out after about 20 minutes of driving. I just was not willing to shake so badly for the first 20 minutes every time I drove it. they were hard as a rock also you felt every tiny little pebble in the road.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I'm having the same problem it's only over 70 mph.

I'm going to get them balanced tomorrow...
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I'm having the same problem it's only over 70 mph.

I'm going to get them balanced tomorrow...
Try to make sure they use a Hunter 9700 Road force balancer it does make a difference.
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I had the part time shaking issues like you describe. The thing about it only doing it sometimes is that more than likely a bad wheel bearing is going to do it all the time not some of the time. The solution I found to the problem was a new set of Michelins road force balanced. the bridgestones i had on it were flat spotting over night which gave a part time shaking until they were driven about 20 minutes the next day until smoothed out. these wheels are just super sensitive to anything balance related not being near perfect.
How did you get Bridgestones? Didn't it come with Foteras? I really didn't think it was balance because balance will do it every time you hit that speed. I know what your talking about with the flat spotting though because I have noticed that as well after its been sitting.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Had the same kind of shimmy at 66mph. Took it back to the dealer with 5100 miles on it. My steering wheel was also off about 3 degrees.

Dealer confirmed that all 4 tires were out of balance and alignment was out of spec. Great quality control at the factory. No problems since.
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How did you get Bridgestones? Didn't it come with Foteras? I really didn't think it was balance because balance will do it every time you hit that speed. I know what your talking about with the flat spotting though because I have noticed that as well after its been sitting.
yes came with forteras and then bought the bridgestones. all is in post 5 above
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yes came with forteras and then bought the bridgestones. all is in post 5 above

Which Michelin tire did you go with?
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

FYI it's not just the 20" wheels...the 18" will have this issue too. I've battled it on my ORA Overland with the 18" wheels. The suspension setup is just REALLY sensitive to any imbalance or even slight out-of-round condition.
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