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Old 06-11-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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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"
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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FCAB

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Old 06-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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thanks, FCAB?

notice it goes away under braking. sometiems its really bad.....
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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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...
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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.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #7
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