Vibration over 90

Tiny
MATTYG320
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  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
I just had about $500 of repairs done to me 03 jetta. Tires were rotated, balanced, and brakes and disks were done. But now theres a vibration when going over 90 and doesn't go away till I surpass 110. Any ideas what the problem could be?
this sucks when I drive the 100 series highways cause I have to drive 80 and **** all the other drivers off (posted speed limit is 100 kph)
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 12:44 AM

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Tiny
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Have the wheel alignment, suspension and transaxle checked out-
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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Given the recent history, the most likely causes would be a new wheel weight flew off or some rust or other debris got stuck behind one of the brake rotors. That will usually be felt more when braking. If the old rotors were machined, it is possible to set it up wrong on the lathe and machine a warp into one. New rotors can warp too. One machining later will solve that.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:04 AM
Tiny
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Rotors are brand new. Nothing is wrong with the brakes just the wheel when driving over 90 kmh
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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New rotors are much more likely to warp than old ones but that won't happen usually for a month or two. Still, they would have to be pretty bad to be felt in the steering wheel. If the vibration started right after the service, there could be corrosion that broke off one of the wheels when they were rotated and got stuck between the wheel and hub. You will see that by jacking the front wheels off the ground and running it in gear while watching the tires. A broken tire belt will cause a horrendous vibration too but that would have nothing to do with a brake job or tire rotation. If it had been there before the rotation you would have felt it as a shimmy in the seat instead of the steering wheel. Have you had the tire balance rechecked?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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Not yet I have a low income of just under $200 every 2 weeks. The vibration is in the seat when ii go over 90 and the floor.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:45 AM
Tiny
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I'm jealous. I've been unemployed for over two years so I know it's no fun. The shop that did the work should be willing to recheck the tire balance at no charge to you. Tell them the same observations and they will probably start with the two rear tires.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:33 AM
Tiny
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Don't feel bad, I'm riding the same boat buddy-it'll get better someday, says the man above -for me just waiting for VA to kick in that 100% disability-Keep up the good work and hang in there that day will come
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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I was getting 600 - 700 every 2 weeks but hours got cut and pay raises lost hard times for eveyone
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:50 AM

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