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    Default Wheel Wobble - What next?

    Hi Everyone,

    I've had a good look through the other posts about this but am still struggling so any advice would be great.

    I recently had some new tyres fitted, and yep you guessed it, the steering wheel vibrates like crazy at 75 + MPH.

    I've had them back on the balanced at the tyre place that fitted them, the place is a small independant and the guy is a friend and spot on, the balancer is one that gives the inner and outer rim weights.

    They have been checked 3 times and are showing as 0 - 0 on the balancer and the fitter has checked the alloys and they are not buckled, and the tyres are round.

    I was stood next to the machine when they were balanced, which has recently been calibrated. Also am sure that the tyres are round not mis shaped.

    Im at a loss as to what I should be looking for now? Brake discs?

    What else could be causing this?

    It doesnt always seem to happen either, it does happen more often than not, but not all the time.

    And not wheel and suspension related, but I keep getting the fault code light coming on, but I've got a code reader which is saying no codes stored, I clear the light and after a couple of weeks it reappears. Should the code that triggered it store?

    Car is a 57 plate SRi Hatch, 1.9 CDTi with the SRi standard alloys.

    Thanks

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    If it was fine before the tyres were fitted and only started after then it has to be something to do with the tyres/fitting imo.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    so does the alloy have any weights on it at present?

    some tyre machines do seem to have an issue with 5 stud alloys (including Peugeot alloys too) and give a false reading .... as a matter of interest where is the little coloured circle on the tyre in relation to the valve ?

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    The problem was present on the old set of tyres as well, albeit not as severe, but not far off. I didnt have the old set balanced because I knew they would be changing soon.

    Dez cant see any markings on the tyres, in relation to it being 5 stud, is there a particular machine I can have them done on. Someone else has suggested there may be places which still balance them on the car, though I cant seem to find anywhere.

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    don't get them balanced on the car, it can mask suspension/steering problems. It's very possible that one of the tyres has a flat spot even though they're new. Put the back wheels on the front and see how it goes

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    Thanks Stevie, Tried that already and it made no difference at all.

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    can you get access to another set of wheels? I'm thinking that it's probably not them, however to narrow out the tyres i'd see if someone nearby would let you swap wheels over to try, that would then give you a definite answer. I'm sure you would have, but make sure it's the right pressure, alot of garages will just inflat to 30 all round. I'd then be looking at wishbone bushes and track rod ends, these are the usual culprits if it's through the wheel, if its through your backside you feel it then look at rear control arms.

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    seen your other post from back in january about hitting a pothole, did you get that sorted? it may be something that's been bent with the impact

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    This happened with mine and I was adamant it was the tyres. I will lay money down that it is the front shocker top mount bearings starting to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    seen your other post from back in january about hitting a pothole, did you get that sorted? it may be something that's been bent with the impact
    I had someone check it over and they said all was fine. Hit afew since then mind,

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