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Steering Vibration

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by PITCH, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    On My 07 Classic I Noticed When Driving 45-65 You Get Some Sort Of Vibration In The Steering Wheel. It Is Different Than The Clunk From The Steering Shaft That Seems To Be A Problem On These Trucks. The Wheel It Self Vibrates. It Has 19,500 Miles On It. Any Thoughts?
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can you give more detail? Does it act like an "up and down" type vibration, or is it more like a rotational vibration?

    Would "buzz" describe it better than "vibration" possibly?

    Feel like a bad tire maybe? There is a TSB for certain tire models on these trucks for a vibration if you want to have it check by the dealer.

    Bulletin # is: 07-03-10-013B Was issued on 3/4/08
  3. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86

    It would be a up and down vibration when driving. the steering whell wil actually vibrate a bit in your hand. Now that you mentioned it i think I started to notice it after i had a tire rotation. Before the tire rotation the truck was very sensitive to the crown of the road. It would pull to the right or left. I thought i needed an alignment. After the rotation it really didn't pull anoy more. I have about 1500 miles on it since the rotation was done. They are not the original tire. 285 bfg tko's. I have noticed in the last two trucks the bfg's seen to effect alignment. I have noticed this with tire rotations. Does this help for more info?
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sure sounds like a tire or alignment issue Pitch. Not uncommon at all for a vibration to stem from a tire rotation but they will normally disappear on their own after some miles...and 1500 mi should have been more than enough for the tires to "reset".

    How were (and are) the tires wearing before and after the rotation? I'd definitely have the alignment checked regardless.
  5. PITCH

    PITCH Member
    from hamburg
    Messages: 86


    I Never Had An Issue With The Tires Wearing Funny

  6. JK828

    JK828 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I had the same problem with my BFG KO tires. the first set would not balance within specs using roadforce balancing. Gm recommends road force under 25 lbs. and mine ranged between 34-91 lbs. They went through 7 tires to get me 4 that would balance within or very close to the 25 lbs.
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Can't say thats the first time I've heard of that with the KO's. Have been problems recently with some of the Firstone brands as well, and have seen first hand several that were well over 100 lbs on the road force machine. Owner couldn't figure out why it shook at 65 mph. :eek:
  8. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    I had a steering, front end vibration in my truck, this is what I found

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  9. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    whooly crap i dont think i ever see a tire wear like that... broken cords?
  10. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Sounds like a balance problem or a bad tire to me.

    I bought new BFG from a well known tire place in town. When the tech spun them, one had a hop that was about a quarter of a inch. he remounted it and it still was there. He just swapped it out even though it would balance. That's one of my reasons to no buy mail order and go to a good tire place locally.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008