Steering wheel wobble

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Steering wheel wobble

Postby GD40 on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:22 +0000

Hey all,

Had some serious steering wheel wobble later so I went and had a balance and alignment done. It helped a little bit but still getting free decent vibrations through the wheel and footwell.

My tyres are about 70k old and it only happens around 100km P/h.

Any ideas what the problem could be? Bearings? Suspension components? None of it has been changed on the truck and it's 9 years old and 150,000kms.

Thanks.

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby HK1837 on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 1:01 +0000

Mine started doing the same. I think it is just the tyres getting on. I had all the front end checked out and tailshaft as well, tyres re-balanced etc and it made a difference but still some minor shakes around 100. Tyre place told me it is typical of AT tyres getting over 50-60k and not being rotated, air pressure always perfect etc. Mine are Toyo AT2.
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby GD40 on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 1:36 +0000

HK1837 wrote:Mine started doing the same. I think it is just the tyres getting on. I had all the front end checked out and tailshaft as well, tyres re-balanced etc and it made a difference but still some minor shakes around 100. Tyre place told me it is typical of AT tyres getting over 50-60k and not being rotated, air pressure always perfect etc. Mine are Toyo AT2.
Glad it's not just me. Might be in for a new set sooner than I thought. They are pretty chewed up so probably not a bad idea.

I had my tailshaft replaced before the cape this year too.

What year is yours HK?

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby HK1837 on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 2:02 +0000

2011.
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby Gipsy on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 3:51 +0000

Guys, the brake disks are notoriously to blame for this on early lux's as they age :shock:
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby HK1837 on Mon, 12 Aug 2019 5:48 +0000

Not on mine. They are Aussie made T3 and we checked them.
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby GD40 on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 1:15 +0000

Gipsy wrote:Guys, the brake disks are notoriously to blame for this on early lux's as they age :shock:
Never heard it, but I don't do a ton of research so it could be my problem. How can I check to see if this it?

I don't want to go replacing everything if it doesn't need it. The lux is coming up to 150k which requires a few big maintenance jobs so the coin is a bit tight.

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated [emoji4]

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby Gipsy on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 2:30 +0000

150k would probably be up for brakes anyway so check out non OEM disks and pads, can't hurt to upgrade the disks.
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby GD40 on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:42 +0000

Gipsy wrote:150k would probably be up for brakes anyway so check out non OEM disks and pads, can't hurt to upgrade the disks.
Thanks mate I'll have a look at spares box and see what price I can get. Big chunk of cash all at the same time but better to be safe than sorry.

Appreciate all the replies

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby julls on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 8:10 +0000

GD40 wrote:
Gipsy wrote:150k would probably be up for brakes anyway so check out non OEM disks and pads, can't hurt to upgrade the disks.
Thanks mate I'll have a look at spares box and see what price I can get. Big chunk of cash all at the same time but better to be safe than sorry.

Appreciate all the replies

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Would anybody have any recommendations on non OEM disks and pads ? DBA slotted ? dimpled ???
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby HK1837 on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 9:17 +0000

DBA T2 or T3. They are made here.
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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby julls on Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:42 +0000

Thanks HK1837
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