Vibration at 60-90 km/h

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:25
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On the bitumen during my recent trip I noticed a vibration in the Cruiser between 60 and 90 km/h. Checked the prop shafts but all joints are nice and tight. Maybe just wheel balance?? Hard to get that checked up here!! Can't notice it on unsealed roads, so I'll stay off the bitumen until I work it out LOL. There was no shake in the steering wheel. Any ideas?

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John
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:38

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:38
Nothing silly like a clump of mud inside the inner of one of your rims?

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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:44

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:44
No, checked that.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:39

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:39
Sounds like a lumpy tyre or a rear wheel weight to me mate.
Done the dishes yet, LOL how many days to go?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:49

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:49
Might be onto something there. I have 3 patches on the inside of one of the rear tyres, and haven't had it rebalanced. Could have knocked off a wheel weight when I used the bead breaker, too. Guess I'll have to fork out for a balance next time I hit the big smoke.

Re the dishes, yeah I've got them done, and the washing. But the house looks like one of those places you see on Today Tonight showing the tenants from hell. Can't get the doors shut when I go to work!! SWMBO will be back on July 17th, so I have 2 weeks to sort it out. Anyone want 2 kids for a fortnight????
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 22:12

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 22:12
Jiarna, can you put the spare on where the suspect tyre is and do a quick flip down the main street when the local walloppers are having an afternoon nap.
Member message Willem about the kids. I'm sure he would love to mind them for a couple of weeks when he's at Beltana.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 22:29
Now why didn't I think of that? I guess that's why we have this forum. I'll give it a go, once I get the new handbrake parts back from CMI Toyota (too lazy to pull the wheel off again later).

Now, Willem looking after the kids. Hmmmm. Yes he does have a roofrack to put them on :-)) Not sure what I'd say when SWMBO asks to speak to them when she rings.

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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:50

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:50
John,
Sounds like it might be time to trade up to a Patrol to me....LOL
Other than that; i suggest you stay off the bitumen......bloody good idea anyway in my book.
Cya mate
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:54

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:54
Gee you Nissan guys don't need too much of an opening to get stuck into the 'yotas. Then again you don't get the chance that often I suppose unlike the amount of material that we have to work with!

Steven
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56
Hi Roachie

Trade up???? Must be some mistake there LOL. Not much choice about staying off the bitumen - I'm on call until July 17th so can't go anywhere. Might check out the Simpson then, I hear it looks good after the rain a few weeks ago.

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Reply By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:53

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:53
test email
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56
did it work???
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 01:14

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 01:14
firstly, get wheels rebalanced.

Then
Try your caster bushes, they could be worn.. Try swapping tires front to rear, or if possible, try with another car, see if it goes. Also try control arm bushes, see how you go...
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 07:57

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 07:57
You said you had used a beadbreaker...... If you took your tyre off then refitted it and it went into a diff spot on the rim you could have upset the balance.... But at 60 - 90kmh i would have thought it didnt matter..????
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike A (WA) - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:12

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:12
Agree its most likely when you took the tyre off but just for something entirely different, I was getting a vibrating type noise (rather than a vibrating feel) at around 80ks. Took me ages to find it. In the end, it was wind getting under the rear number plate. Bent the plate out about half an inch & the noise stopped ANZ it cost me nothing. Doubt it will be this simple but at least it's something else to look at.
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