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steering wobble over 80mph

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KENTLOEB   
Sat Aug 11 2018, 06:57pm
Member No: #51831
Joined: Aug 07 2018
Location: Kent
Hi Just a quick question

My Loeb has a bit of steering wobble when going over 80mph does anybody know what might cause this? car is absolutly fine before 80mph, tires are like new

thanks in advance
neilp   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 02:46am
Member No: #3384
Joined: Apr 21 2008
Location: Bulwell, Nottingham
Wheel balancing would be the first thing to check. I had new tyres some years ago and found I had a wobble. I went somewhere else to get the balance checked and they said they weren't balanced correctly. No problems after that.
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Magistrate   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 02:54am
Member No: #1731
Joined: Dec 15 2007
Location: Walsall West Midlands
neilp wrote ...

Wheel balancing would be the first thing to check. I had new tyres some years ago and found I had a wobble. I went somewhere else to get the balance checked and they said they weren't balanced correctly. No problems after that.


Wheel balancing sorted my wheel wobble out too. Presumably you were either in Germany on an autobahn or a private test track when doing over 80mph?
BigJohnD   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 04:42am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
I'm assuming you have standard/Citroen wheels?
KENTLOEB   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 03:08pm
Member No: #51831
Joined: Aug 07 2018
Location: Kent
Magistrate wrote ...

neilp wrote ...

Wheel balancing would be the first thing to check. I had new tyres some years ago and found I had a wobble. I went somewhere else to get the balance checked and they said they weren't balanced correctly. No problems after that.


Wheel balancing sorted my wheel wobble out too. Presumably you were either in Germany on an autobahn or a private test track when doing over 80mph?



Hmmmm private test track thankjs for info ill get ballancing checked
KENTLOEB   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 03:10pm
Member No: #51831
Joined: Aug 07 2018
Location: Kent
BigJohnD wrote ...

I'm assuming you have standard/Citroen wheels?


no ive got team dynamic wheels on the car, to be fair ive checked the wheels for repair damage and checked the tyres and all look like new,
fulabeer   
Sun Aug 12 2018, 04:32pm
Member No: #45669
Joined: Jul 25 2016
Location: Manchester
I had a similar problem above 70mph. Did the normal procedure of having the wheels rebalanced. No better.
So went back to the garage. Balancing rechecked but was ok.
They did notice one of the wheels had a slight buckle on the rim edge, so i was advised to replace the wheel. Picked one up local for £30. Again had that balanced before putting on etc.
Problem still there.
I found if i accelerated slowly after 65mph, the problem didn't show.
I was getting a bit fed up and confused. I had borrowed the car out, so was a bit concerned for my friend.
The car had recently been MOT'd, so i assumed the suspension was fine.
Even so, i decided to get the garage to recheck everything again.
Turns out a lower suspension arm was worn. Once replaced, smooth as silk.

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BigJohnD   
Mon Aug 13 2018, 04:31am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
KENTLOEB wrote ...

no ive got team dynamic wheels on the car, to be fair ive checked the wheels for repair damage and checked the tyres and all look like new,

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