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vibration on my steering wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bra, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM
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    bra

    bra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have recently noticed vibration on my steering wheel when I exceed 60mph and I think but I'm not sure that it is my wheels. They are not oem factory, I had put lithium6 liquid metal 20" 265/50 R20.
    What do you think I can do?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    TRD4x4858

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    balance your front tires
     
  3. Feb 14, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    chris4x4

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    X2. Keep in mind that larger wheels and tires are hard to to get ballanced. :)
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Are the wheels newly installed?

    If yes - the vibrartion started after the install of the new wheels?
    This could be a balance problem. Get them rebalanced and I would request the tech rotate the tire 180 degress on the machine and spin them up again after the first initial balance to verify.

    Or have you had the wheels on for a while without any problems?
    If Yes - Check the wheels to make sure you didn't have any weights come off (check both outside & inside lip of the wheel).

    Do you offroad? Have you been offroading lately?

    Excessive dirt in the wheels can cause vibrations. Or if the allignment went outta whack after an offroading trip, that too can cause vibrations.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    No my wheels are new very new and i think I need to balanced them, taht suck :cool:
     
  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    I have the same problem . . . new wheels and tires . . . bigger tires . . . but they were balanced at the tire shop before installation. Maybe I should have them rebalance them.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    Yeah, if you are vibrating only at certain speeds, more than likely you are out of balance. My magic number with my winter tires until balanced was 55+... Haha
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    took new tires and wheels back to tire shop . . . had them rebalance . . . .problem solved . . . no steering wheel vibration at speed.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Hello Guys,same problem here:mad: 4 cyl double cab with highlander 19" tires and wheels. Toyota giving me that it will happen do to not being OEM on this type of truck,this is the basic one and what a difference when those tires and wheels were install. It looks so nice except the dame vibration between 55-65. Giving up,Toyota dealer has align and rebalance like 3 times. Look how nice.[​IMG] everything install was new,wheels,tires,sensors,lug nuts.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    I just resolved similar problem......new tires. Once replaced, vibration gone.
     
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