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Old 12-18-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default High Speed shake 65 mph plus/ 5 Goodyear Eagles repl-no luck

So I have an '02 SSEi with the factory chrome 17" wheels and Goodyear Eagles. I have a high speed front end vibration/shake.

My Dealer has replaced "5" of these tires under warranty citing "he cannot balance the tires" I still have the problem and cannot believe they keep replacing tires.

SO it'* going back in- with the steering clunk problem- AGAIN!

Anyone with similiar issues?

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The steering clunk is most likely the intermediate steering shaft. It'* known.

The tires... have them check the front end suspension components. Also.. the brakes and rotors for pulsation.

Recently I had brake issues that didn't cause me issues until highway speeds.
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My Dealer has replaced "5" of these tires under warranty citing "he cannot balance the tires" I still have the problem and cannot believe they keep replacing tires.
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Why can't the dealer balance your tires, explain? If you're ever able to finally rule out wheel balancing, then look into front suspension, brakes, rotors, driveshafts etc. You are hitting a harmonic. How many miles on your car? At what speed does the vibration occur? Is it at the same speed every time? Okay, I just saw the posted subject. This occurs at 65 mph & greater.
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Have you tried rotating the tires? Might be time to try a different dealer!
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Why can't the dealer balance your tires, explain?
Yeah, Why can't they balance the tires ? Maybe the cheap [email protected]$!rd'* need to buy a new balancing machine.
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ok, did you ear just one clunk or weird sound when turning slowly(like a parking lot)
on one side?

if yes. My car is doing that, dealer said thats the bearing on the top of my left strut.

and i got vibrations from it 55-65mph (intermitent)

My left wheel tend to to stay closed when i turn to the right, and if i go straight after i turned hard to right, i got that high speed vibration.
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Just a shot, but if one of your rims is bent it may cause problems.
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Have you had it carefully balanced on a Hunter 9700 force balancer? That machine will check the balance on the bare rim as well if they suspect one rim is causing a problem. That did it for my 03 LeSabre with 16 inch wheels when it had highway speed vibration new. Dealer just rebalanced for me again.
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Yes- I have had it on the fancy schmancy Hunter Blancer at the Dealer

I am contacting the Service Manage at the dealer and if they dont get it right this time I am taking it up the chain- to GM.

Yes- While I am standing still or going very slowly and turning the wheel to the right I hear the clunk clunk clunk.
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BTW, the dealer has already replaced the intermittent shaft- supposedly
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