Low speed shimmy

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Old 09 Mar 2009, 07:28 am   #1 (permalink)
norm46
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Default Low speed shimmy

Had all 4 tires replaced a year ago and rotated about 6 months later.
At slow speeds the wheels shimmy. I have had the wheels aligned twice
and the balance checked . Both tie rods are new. At speed the front
seems O.K. I was told that maybe a belt in one of the tires may be
broken but I had this checked as well. Ideas?
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:49 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Mar 9, 7:28*am, norm46 <nrow...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
> Had all 4 tires replaced a year ago and rotated about 6 months later.
> At slow speeds the wheels shimmy. I have had the wheels aligned twice
> and the balance checked . Both tie rods are new. At speed the front
> seems O.K. I was told that maybe a belt in one of the tires may be
> broken but I had this checked as well. Ideas?


I had a broken belt and it could not be seen with the tire off. Rotate
the 2 front tires first , if shimmy changes its a front tire, maybe
then put on the spare to locate which one.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Low speed shimmy

How does it behave when you lightly step on the brakes when it's got
the shimmy?

Besides rotating the tires and see if the problem shifts, ask the
mechanic to use a dial gauge to check for rotor and hub runouts.

A rotor or hub may be warped, and the wheel bearing may have play. You
also need to make sure there is no play in the suspension components
(eg, lower ball joints, control arm bushings, strut assembly).

On Mar 9, 5:28*am, norm46 <nrow...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
> Had all 4 tires replaced a year ago and rotated about 6 months later.
> At slow speeds the wheels shimmy. I have had the wheels aligned twice
> and the balance checked . Both tie rods are new. At speed the front
> seems O.K. I was told that maybe a belt in one of the tires may be
> broken but I had this checked as well. Ideas?


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