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2003 S10 Shaking and vibration above 55 MPH


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October 14th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #1  
2003 S10 Shaking and vibration above 55 MPH

Hello,

I have a 2003 S10 RWD 2.2 5spd. Has about 49K miles on it. Recently had to have new front brakes, new front shocks, and re-packed front wheel bearings. I don't do a lot of highway driving these days, but I've noticed lately that when I do go on the highway, it starts to vibrate and shake quite noticeably as soon as I go over 55 MPH, and by the time I'm at 60 or 65, the whole vehicle is shaking and vibrating very severely, and when I look in my side view mirror I can even see the bed shaking.

So, what gives? I took it into the shop this morning and they couldn't find anything wrong with it everything "looked straight and tight" they said but they suggested I rotate and balance the tires just in case that was the issue, so I had them do that... but it still vibrates and shakes like crazy when I go over 55.

Any ideas?

 
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October 14th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #2  
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RE: 2003 S10 Shaking and vibration above 55 MPH

My guesswould be:[/align]tires could be out of round, the lugs could be loose, or the bearings may not be seated properly. [/align]

 
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October 14th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #3  
RE: 2003 S10 Shaking and vibration above 55 MPH

The tires only have 6K miles on them so I would hope that they aren't the culprit... I sure as heck can't afford new ones! Was only a few months ago that I bought them. (Cooper Discoverer ATR)



 
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October 28th, 2008, 6:01 PM   #4  
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RE: 2003 S10 Shaking and vibration above 55 MPH

You could very well have a tire with a broken belt in it. I'd go back to where I bought them and have them check it out. You also didn't say who did the wheel bearings and shocks. An incompetent mechanic can cause a multitude of problems.

 
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