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    wheel vibrations

    Aup everyone. Got the mrk 3 Astra and now its playing silly beggers. You reach 70MPH and the wheels start vibrating threw the steering wheel. The front wheels are deffo balanced as they've just hade some new rubber on and I checked the balancing of them 3 time.

    Does anyone no why the hell its doing it, as I've said it carn't be the balancing and the wheel ain't buckled

    please help

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    I assume the wobble has only started since the new rubber was put on??

    Firstly check the wheel bolts are done up correctly (110nm torque)

    If they're OK - get the balancing checked again, as this is the most likely culprit!! Make them take all the wieghts off and start again. Keep going back untill they get it right.

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    no the wobbleing has been happening 4 a while now and i'v just ignored it, it came more of a problem as i had 2 do some motorway miles the other week

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    Right, it may be your wheel bearings then.

    Jack the front on axle stands.

    Hold the wheel top and bottom (hand's in 6 O'clock position) and rock the wheel in and out - i.e. towards you. If you feel any play there, it's the wheel bearings.

    While it's off the ground - do the same with your hands in the ¼ past 9 position - and play there and it's the steering swivels.

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    New Rubber, have you checked the tyre surfaces, they can have lumps in, Faulty tyres.
    You may not notice them imediately. I had a similar problem all four tyres had the same fault, but occurred iregularly, as well as the vibration there was a noise, it was the noise i noticed first. I took it in to a garage and they could not find it, when i did find it got a full rufund on year old pirellis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 VXR
    New Rubber, have you checked the tyre surfaces, they can have lumps in, Faulty tyres.
    You may not notice them imediately. I had a similar problem all four tyres had the same fault, but occurred iregularly, as well as the vibration there was a noise, it was the noise i noticed first. I took it in to a garage and they could not find it, when i did find it got a full rufund on year old pirellis.
    no it was happening b4 the new rubber. thats y i think it may b something else

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    If all else fails, try and get them balanced while they're still on the car.

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    have you had the tracking done recently??

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    was done quiet a while back, could it be that??

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    my brothers mk3 used to do that, turned out to be a bush in the steering column. Check for excessive play in the steering wheel (not rotationally)

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