vibration - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #11
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmm, weird. Rare case maybe?
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 02:45 PM   #12
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
b18jason is on a distinguished road
Default

at this point i'll assume its the tires...if it goes away when i put my summer tires on then i'll try and get a refund on the snows...if it doesnt go away then i'll dig deeper...i don't think its the hb...i fell just the steering whell shake...not the whole car...thanks for all the input and i will update in the spring
b18jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 05:29 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
95naSTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 4,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95naSTA is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonnie94ssei
Hmm, weird. Rare case maybe?
Probably not when you think of what the harmonic balancer does.
Read the bottom portion of this article.
95naSTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2007, 11:16 PM   #14
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the article! While most of the info I was familiar with, I'm surprised I didn't have any vibration when mine went. I drove at least 1000 miles with it torn pretty bad, and it drove fine.

Hopefully in b18jason'* case it'* just the tires. Though if the HB was bad he'd hear the clatter at idle and would have mentioned it.
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2007, 12:47 PM   #15
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
b18jason is on a distinguished road
Default

the only noise i hear at idle is the bad ac compressor clutch
b18jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2007, 02:06 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
95naSTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 4,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95naSTA is on a distinguished road
Default

FWIW I can't remember my harmonic balancer making a noise when the rubber was cracked and starting to seperate.
95naSTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 12:41 PM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
b18jason is on a distinguished road
Default

the other night i noticed the vibration goes away after 80-85 or so
b18jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #18
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default tires

I would suspect a bad or out of round belt in the tire. I have seen them on other cars going down the highway. The wheel actually bounces.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 04:47 PM   #19
Sol
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,909
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sol is on a distinguished road
Default

I too have been dealing with a rather strange vibration issue. It occurs over 50mph and gets worse as the speed gets higher. It started happening after I got new tires, but I don't know if that'* a coincidence or not. I have had them balanced many times. I moved the wheels to different positions. I have had a tie rod end replaced. None of these have fixed the problem.

It seems that it could be caused by a bad axle (I was lowered for a while) or bad wheel bearing. After reading this I'm wondering if the motor mounts are causing an issue. I do hear a clunk once in a while, and I wonder if that is from the motor.

But since your vibration goes away after 80, then I think we are in different situations. It'* very difficult to figure these problems out.
Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 08:47 PM   #20
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
b18jason is on a distinguished road
Default

it could be the tires...expecially if it did it after u got the tires...bring them back to the place you got them and complain...see if theil roadforce match balance them...if they even have a roadforce machine..where i work we are getting alot of brand new fords that a dealer is bringing by with a bad vibration like your describing, all have brand new tires...we roadforced them all and 90% of them end up having bad tires...so you may just have a bad batch of tires(so ford had to replace all of them)...if the place you bought them won't help then i' wouldn't go back
b18jason is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lift-throttle vibration? theJMFC 1987-1991 4 04-23-2003 07:54 PM
Horrible Vibration in Wheel/Floor moonerhoosier 1992-1999 3 03-13-2003 08:02 PM
92 Bonne - vibration front right front slmmdnissan 1992-1999 15 02-07-2003 04:50 PM
VIBRATION AT SPEED RMPotocek 1992-1999 2 02-01-2003 06:09 PM
Vibration, tires or something else? coachmeeks 1992-1999 7 11-11-2002 12:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.