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    Default Steering Vibration

    I recently took my truck in for a 5000 mile check up and they rotated my tires and balanced them. Now for some reason it may just be me but when I come out of a curve at nearly any speed I get a slight shimmy in the steering wheel and it is only at the point where the wheels are nearly straight. Is this common or what? I am fixin to leave for Panama City Beach this Friday night and didnt know if I should worry or what. I also thought it might be where I rotated the tires. Any help of comments would be appreciated.

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    i have been having vibration and alignment problems with my tundra (2006) since I bought it last year. i have 20 inch tires on it. now on my 3rd set. toyota not sure why... document document document

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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    Wow! I had the same problem after getting new tires some years back. The knuclehead at the shop didn't fully tighten my lugs on one side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keezer36 View Post
    Wow! I had the same problem after getting new tires some years back. The knuclehead at the shop didn't fully tighten my lugs on one side!
    I have already checked that and retourqed them to proper specs.

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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    Chances are you have one or both front tires that are slightly out of balance. You have to rebalance the wheels using a lug-centric adapter.
    This is the only way to ascertain an accurate balance. If this doesn't work, than you either have a out of round/bad tire or a bent/damaged wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman767 View Post
    Chances are you have one or both front tires that are slightly out of balance. You have to rebalance the wheels using a lug-centric adapter.
    This is the only way to ascertain an accurate balance. If this doesn't work, than you either have a out of round/bad tire or possibly a bad wheel.

    Do most tire shops have a lug-centric adapter? I have actually never heard of that.

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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    I'm not sure if most; however, your better tire centers/dealers will. If you do a search on balancing tires/steering vibration this has been discussed at length and many have had problems with balancing until the shop used a lug-centric adapter.
    Quote Originally Posted by boogieman View Post
    Do most tire shops have a lug-centric adapter? I have actually never heard of that.
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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    if all this tire and balancing work, along with alignments are done at toy dealership, would it be safe to assume that they are using the proper equipment to make these repairs?

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    Nope... you would think; there are members who've had this identical problem and the dealer could not get an accurate balance due to not having the right equipment(lug-centric-adapter).
    Quote Originally Posted by eekus@comcast.net View Post
    if all this tire and balancing work, along with alignments are done at toy dealership, would it be safe to assume that they are using the proper equipment to make these repairs?
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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    that makes me want to puke thanks

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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    My dealership does not have the proper equipment. They send it out to a tire shop.
    Cheers Dave

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    Default Re: Steering Vibration

    The tires that were on the rear are out of round (have high road force numbers). Your dealer should have a road force balancer like mine and can check them and replace as needed. They WILL need replaced. Toyota is having major issues with tires on Tacos and Tundras. Especially Dunlops.
    I am assuming that they have been rotated every 5k, if not then disregard the above comment.


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