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DanM 06-11-2011 01:30 PM

wheel shimme
 
Any thoughts from the group on what could cause shimmee in the steering wheel. I had the tires balanced and that helped but its still there. sometimes it goes away but comes back...

And yes, I have no idea how to spell "shimmee"

todd92 06-11-2011 01:50 PM

FCAB

Shimmy

DanM 06-11-2011 05:25 PM

thanks, FCAB?

notice it goes away under braking. sometiems its really bad.....

DanM 06-11-2011 05:28 PM

oh, front control arm bushings

DanM 06-11-2011 08:04 PM

My first guess after some work in sticky caliper. Passenger side caliper does not glide as smoothly and you see a bit of the brake piston extended. Also, more brake dust on that side it looks like...

IxNay 06-11-2011 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanM (Post 13266567)
My first guess after some work in sticky caliper. Passenger side caliper does not glide as smoothly and you see a bit of the brake piston extended. Also, more brake dust on that side it looks like...


Definately sounds like a sticky brake caliper. Next time it happens pull over someplace safe and put your hand near (do not touch) the front wheel with more brake dust. It will be hot to touch if you have a sticky caliper.

Hollywood516 06-12-2011 12:46 AM

bent wheel?


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