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    Vibration through the steering wheel

    Hello just today i took a astra 1.8 SRI out for a test drive, i took it up the motorway to about 80mph then there was abit of vibration coming through the steering wheel, does any one know what this may be as i use to own a astra SRI once before and that use to do the same but it got a little worse as you got a little faster, i went to gte the wheels balanced and it still did it.

    Has any one else had the same problem i just thought it was strange with 2 different cars doing the same thing.

    Can any one help to this matter

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    not an SRI, but my 1.8 Sport does the exact same thing, not worryingly bad, but only a bit, and gets worse as i get faster.

    One of my weights came off my wheels, had it re done, still did it, just not at bad.

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    Get your wheels re-balanced first of all, vibration at specific speeds is nearly always a wheel balancing issue. £5 a wheel or thereabouts.

    Sometimes you may need to get them done, try them and go back, my local tyre shops seem unable to balance my wheels properly without at least 2 or 3 'They're still vibrating!' return visits!

    If you are happy the wheels are actually balanced then you'll get the same problem from a buckled wheel aswell but this can't normally be fixed, it's a new wheel job unfortunately.

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    Is there any thing else it might be?

    I just thought it was abit strange that both of the cars doing the same thing at the same speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony.astra View Post
    Is there any thing else it might be?

    I just thought it was abit strange that both of the cars doing the same thing at the same speed
    tracking , or if you have non standard wheels which requires hub spigots if they are worn or broken will cause wheel vibration
    x18xe1 152bhp-136lbft

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    They were standard SRI alloys

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    tracking then have it checked
    x18xe1 152bhp-136lbft

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    I've rarely had unbalanced wheels affect my car at anything but 70mph+, usually more like 75mph to 80...on private land obviously...

    Mine are still doing it now, had them re-balanced 3 times now, each time subsequently better than the last, I tried somewhere different last time but it'll be going back again shortly as there's still some vibration there.

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