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Old 08-20-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
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why does my car shake between 65 and 70 mph?

It does not shake lower or higher than that speed, but this of course is a very common highway speed and quite annoying.

There is a dent in one of the wheels from when I spun out and hit the curb with my rear wheel. This happened about 15,000 miles ago...and this problem's been around for a while too, not sure if it coincided with the small dent in the wheel.

I was also thinking it could be the wheels aren't balanced?

Think they only way I can fix this is to buy a new wheel?
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:35 PM   #2
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wheels probibly arent balenced, take it to the shop
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Old 08-20-2003, 05:34 PM   #3
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Bent wheel?
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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i would guess it's definitely the wheel balancing.
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:04 PM   #5
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I've heard this happen a lot, and almost everytime its the wheel balance.
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: why does my car shake between 65 and 70 mph?

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Why does my car shake between 65 and 70?
Because it's a chicken and gets nervous when you start to speed. Either that or it doesn't trust your driving.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:17 PM   #7
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Check yur tire pressure as well.could be super low. causes some pulling but not really shaking.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:32 PM   #8
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rotate and ballance
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:41 PM   #9
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don't rotate...just balance
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