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Old 01-24-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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OK when I go between 40-60 mph the rear vibrates wicked bad. I checked the wheels and ells for excess snow and build up. I also checked for excess wear on the tires or rubbing on the body. There was nothing obvious when I looked under the car on each 4 tires. I think possibly its a blown bearing or maybe i bent some thing badly.

No what i think cause it was today I was slipping on snowy road a little nothing to fast, when I hit some dry pavement and the car jerked and skidded a little. I didn't notice until driving on the highway home.

Help me please I need to be able to drive to work tomorrow.

(edit I can take pictures of any area people may think the problem is coming from for closer analysis)
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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Good question I was just about to ask the same exact thing.However, I was on the highway, and the steering wheel seems to vibrate. I pulled over and checked the wheels/tires. There was a lot of black snow built up between the wheel and the stock mudflaps. I cleaned it out and it seemed to help. but now everytime I hit a bump in the road I think something is wrong now. Could the built up snow cause this? By the way, I don't think it could be snow built up in the wheel since I have stock steelies with the hubcaps still on.

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Old 01-24-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
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you need to take the wheels off and look on the inside of the wheels, you will probably find ice and snow frozen to the inside of the wheel.

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Old 01-24-2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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you need to take the wheels off and look on the inside of the wheels, you will probably find ice and snow frozen to the inside of the wheel.

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I looked, no dice. Thanks tho
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:21 PM   #5
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how about frozen stuff on your rear axles?
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:29 PM   #6
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You may have lost a weight on a wheel or you have a bent rim or you have snow in the wheel. I don't think ice would stay on the axle at 60mph.

I bent a wheel on my last car (Aluminun bends easy) and let it go for a while. Then when I finally replaced the wheel I had to replace the tire too because it was warped from the rim. That Sucks!! I below $400 just to get it back to normal.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:31 PM   #7
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how about frozen stuff on your rear axles?
ziltch, I took it to the car wash and blasted off any bits of snow i could find on the under carriage. I then drove on the highwayh and had the same problem.


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I bent a wheel on my last car (Aluminun bends easy) and let it go for a while. Then when I finally replaced the wheel I had to replace the tire too because it was warped from the rim. That Sucks!! I below $400 just to get it back to normal
I bet since I have stockers they would bend easier then an aftermarket rim eh?
How would i be able to test that? Find a flat surface and use a level on the rim?

Im taking it to a shop tomorrow.. At least I will have an excuse to buy new rims!
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:34 PM   #8
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You still need to check for missing wheel weights. Take it someplace and get the wheels balanced, that will tell you if it's that or not.
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:51 PM   #9
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You still need to check for missing wheel weights. Take it someplace and get the wheels balanced, that will tell you if it's that or not.

nope all 8 weights present and accounted for.

I probly will get it done tomroow.

Is there anything I would be able to see without taking things apart?
I shook all 4 wheels and nothing was loose.

The rear does sounds noisier over bumps so I hope it isn't the struts
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:14 PM   #10
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i had the same thing happen to me today. i called the subaru service dept today and they said 8 other people called about the same thing. they said that there was some ice buildup and to put the car in a garage and let it thaw out. it worked.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:22 PM   #11
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i had the same thing happen to me today. i called the subaru service dept today and they said 8 other people called about the same thing. they said that there was some ice buildup and to put the car in a garage and let it thaw out. it worked.
Sorry im poor and live in an aprtment so no garage

But I did clean it throughly at the car wash. Im hoping that you guys are right
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:24 PM   #12
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its the snow that gets built up inside ur rims...
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:26 PM   #13
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its the snow that gets built up inside ur rims...

OK, I did CLEAN the rims, there is NO SNOW OR ICE on any of the 4 wheels.

but thanks anyways
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