2001 V70 T5 Steering shake

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Brian Surhoff, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Hello, I have a 2001 V70 T5 w/ 17" wheels. I had a bad steering wheel
    shake, noticeable at low speeds (10mpg). I had all the tires changed
    and balanced, and there is still a slight shake, noticieable between
    25mph and 50mph or so. I then took it to the Volvo Dealer (Roger
    Beasley, Austin, TX). They told me everything with the suspension is
    fine, and that 3 of the 4 tires were out of balance! This was two days
    after I had purchased new tires/balancing.

    Is this slight shake normal on Volvo's? I don't know what else could
    be wrong with this. I do not trust Roger Beasley Volvo either.

    BJ Surhoff
    Brian Surhoff, Aug 6, 2003
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  2. Brian Surhoff

    Mike F Guest

    The slight shake is not normal. If you have a vibration that is present
    without using the brakes, then one of the rotating masses (usually
    wheels, but can be driveshafts or brake rotors) is out of balance, or
    out of round. Out of round is not too hard to check yourself. There
    are lots of poor wheel balancers out there, I've seen cases where the
    wheels are worse after "balancing" than they would be with no weights at
    Mike F, Aug 6, 2003
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