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#1 SwansJasper

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:51 PM

Hi guys when im doing about 70 my car feels really bumpy and a bit shakey feels like a massage seat :) any ideas ? Only just bought it

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

probably wheel balance go and get them balanced mate doesnt cost much

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

Thanks mate ive only bought it 2 days ago could i take it back to them ?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, i would.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

yeah they should balance the wheels no problem :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

Thanks mate ive only bought it 2 days ago could i take it back to them ?


+1 mate, leave it in for wheel alignment and wheel tracking.
should be smooth when it returns, you should be able to cruise at 20 without it pulling to the left or right when you lift your hands from the wheel

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:08 PM

Cheers guys when i travel at low speed its fine just from about 60 onwards thats when the shakes occur it never pulls eiter side tho :/

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

Cheers guys when i travel at low speed its fine just from about 60 onwards thats when the shakes occur it never pulls eiter side tho :/


could be flat spots in the wheels or a buckled alloy or alloys, this wouldnt be that noticalble driving under 50 - 70 the but over that then car wouldnt squatt with down force and the side wall of the tyres begins to bulge outwards relying more on the circumferance of the wheel to hold them smooth.

flat spots can occour on tyres that have not been rolling for a couple of months if the car was in storage, and ford alloys ar known to buckle mate, so if it is the alloys then your in a good position for replacments since you have just purchased the car.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

Thanks lenny its going back next week anyway the alloys are scuffed so il mention this to them and see what they come back with

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

I had this problem with mine, I had the balencing done and the tracking but it was still there.
It went back to ford ( under warranty) and they ripped me off saying it was a buckled alloy , but the new alloy made no difference.
But in the end it was simple, there were cheap tyres on the front which was causing it, got a new set of bridgetones fitted and now it runs as smooth as silk.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

Ive got 4 good year on it so hoping it just needs balancing if its something else they can have it back :)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

Ive got 4 good year on it so hoping it just needs balancing if its something else they can have it back :)


Cool , yea sounds like its just your balancing then, good luck :)

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