1995 Volvo 850 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 146000 miles
I just put my summer wheels back on my 850t5-r and I've been getting TERRIBLE vibration from all 4 ends. I've taken my car back to get my wheels balanced 3 times in a row now, and each time it gets worse. This last time, I stood and watched the guys do it, and they took their time making sure the weights stuck. As soon as I drove it away from the shop I got vibration. This makes me worry that it's not the wheels.
What could possibly be causing this vibration? It's not the tires. They're not cupped, they're practically brand new. It's not the engine mounts, I don't think. The vibration increases in intensity as the speed goes up. It doesn't let off when I back off the accelerator. Also, I just had my axles and tie rods replaced last summer. (And it comes from both the front and the back of the car) My alignment was also done this past summer. The car still tracks dead on straight.
At slower 30-45 mph speeds I can feel the car slightly pulsating. Above 50 mph it's noticable in the steering wheel. Above 55 mph it's shaking the whole car. I can't push past 70 because the vibration is killer!
Could it be the hubs are warped from overtorquing? Could it be that somehow I damaged them with my winter rims? Come to think of it, I had just bought them off a person with a v70 this winter. Maybe my winter rims bent the hubs? And the guys at the shop did say they had a rough time trying to get the winter rims to fit flush with my hubs when they worked on the car a couple months ago. When I took them off a couple weeks ago to switch back to summers, they were stuck hard and fast to the hubs (in the rear), and I had to give the fronts a couple good whacks to get them off the hubs.
When I step on the brakes at about 60-70 mph, I can feel the vibration through the pedal until my speed gets down below 50 mph.
And, to add to all of this, I have a sticky rear parking brake pad that gives off a low pitched squeal only for the first 1/2 mile or so after I take off first thing in the morning.
Anyone have any thoughts? Cause it REALLY sucks not to be able to drive faster than 55 mph!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 9:26 AM