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Old 12-11-2001, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Took the sube off road now at 45 there is a bad shaking of the car!

just took the sube into the mud, hit a few hard spots but nothing bad....well the wheels had alot and i mean alot of mud in them...so leaving the place i pull out onto the highway. 10-20-30-40 ah ohhhh when she got to 45 it was wobbling very badly felt like it was coming from the rear because the steering was shaking a little not to bad but the body was shaking pretty harsh

i think if i had a bent ANYTHING it would wobble at low speeds, i am thinking that the balance on on or more of the rear wheels is off? the little balance weights may have come of or something? anyway any advice will help, i did a visual of all 4 wheels and no bends anyway thats what happend and im bumed out right now



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Old 12-11-2001, 06:17 PM   #2
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Wash out your wheels, there may be mud trapped behind then throwing off yhe balance. If that doesn't work, check for missng wheel weights or loose lug nuts. If that doesn't fix things, I'd take it to get looked at.
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Old 12-11-2001, 06:21 PM   #3
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This same thing has been know to happen when spirited driving is done in the snow. assuming that you bent nothing First thing to do is make sure you wash all the mud out of the wheels. You may even want to take them off to do this. Try the car now. If it still shakes as you described. Get more invloved Check for more mud on any thing that rotates. This is the most likely problem and most inexpensive to correct. let us know what happens there are more thing to do but this is where to start
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Old 12-11-2001, 07:22 PM   #4
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ok sprayed all of the mud out shaking was at 45 now at 55

so i think its the damn weights

sucks

a $.05 weight fell off and its prob gona cot like 40 to get it balanced again blahhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 12-11-2001, 07:44 PM   #5
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Go back to the high pressure wash and do it again, spend a couple of bucks this time. The first time this happened to me it scared the sh** outta me. I coulda swore i was screwed. Even the smallest amount of mud back there will hose you, get it all. And when you think you got it all do it again. Taking them off is a very good idea if you can do it, if not I stuck the tip of the power washer right into the wheel to wash it out.
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Old 12-11-2001, 07:59 PM   #6
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Yeah, probably still mud, maybe behind one of the spokes or something in the wheel.

BTW, you can get a wheel balanced for like $10, if that. I was in nowhere-ville Nebraska and lost a weight on their crappy roads (I-80 at that... geez) and had to have it rebalanced at a truck place. Took 15 minutes and cost me like $12. *shrug*
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Old 12-11-2001, 08:19 PM   #7
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Another vote for "wash the hell out of it." Same thing happened to me. Definitely a scary feeling.
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Old 12-11-2001, 11:31 PM   #8
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You still have mud in the wheels. You may need to take them off the car to get it all out, or just crawl under in old clothes and plan on getting *really* dirty.

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Old 12-11-2001, 11:56 PM   #9
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wash wash wash!!!

and then wash again!

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Old 12-12-2001, 01:08 AM   #10
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$40 bucks to balance the wheel! I can get all four balanced for that price. I think you might be mistaken on the price. It is common for your wheels the get out of balance. You should have them balanced at least every 5k miles. A wheel out of balance is no big deal.
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Old 12-12-2001, 01:43 AM   #11
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my fault

i meant all 4


hopefully its just one wheel

thanks
for all the info guys

i got an apointment for 10am

so hopefully it will be fixed
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Old 12-12-2001, 02:08 AM   #12
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good luck with that man...hopefully this experience doesn't discourage you from offroading again!!
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Old 12-12-2001, 02:34 AM   #13
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The exact thing happened to me up here in Ashland, we have all these forest trails for the hunters and I decided to follow my friend and he went through some pretty deep mud. Well, My car started shaking at 50 but then let off some at 75 so I didn't know what was up. I took my car to the shop and the guy looked at it and just put his fingers in there and rubbed off a good 1/2 inch of sandish mud that was caked inside the wheel. I even looked at it to see if that was what it was but I couldn't see it. You just need to feel inside there but be careful of the brakes because I cut my hand a few times trying to get in there. Well, stupid me, good luck and I would also suggest a brush of some sort, maybe one of those snow brushes for your windshield. That should work, have fun in the mud.
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Old 12-12-2001, 02:44 AM   #14
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wash your wheels first...still there then you bent a rim or seperated a belt in the tire.

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Old 12-12-2001, 02:50 AM   #15
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gotta be mud dude...haven't you ever seen "My Cousin Vinny"?

good luck getting it fixed!
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Old 12-12-2001, 01:31 PM   #16
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found the problem,,,,sprayed the wheels last night then check this morning low and behold more mud still in there so i took a brush and scraped it out then went for a ride WOOOOHOOOOO
back to normal

thanks for all the help guys

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Old 12-12-2001, 02:19 PM   #17
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I usually take my rhino ramps with me to the car wash after driving around offroad, if there was lots of mud.

Sure people look at me a bit funny, but I get the underside of the car and wheels clean. Don't forget to check above the heatshields and differentials for packed-in mud above them. If it stays there too long it could cause heat problems.
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