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Hey guys. I have a 2005 SRT-4 with 25k miles. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and love it. About a week ago I noticed that when I got up above 60 mph the steering wheel wobbled really really bad and the faster I got the worse it wobbled. I took it to a dealership and they drove it and said the wheels need to be rebalanced. $50 later, the steering wheel doesn't wobble anymore! Unfortunately, 3 days later, it started right back up almost instantly. The wobble came back and is just as bad as it was the first time. I'm taking the car back to the dealership and they said they'd take another look at it.

Any ideas? I don't want to pay to get it rebalanced again and it last only 3 days before the wobble is back. One thing I noticed: the front two tires are facing the opposite direction of the rear tires (the arrows are going backwards instead of forward). Does this matter? Is it normal?

I see a lot of posts in the sticky about vibration but mine isn't really a vibration, it's more of a violent wobble. It's not just the steering wheel either, it's the wheel and the entire car shaking. I appreciate it!!!

Thanks for your time!!!!
 

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I'd have them check the axles and axle nuts. The only other thing I can think of is a possibility of the tie rod being screwed and the toe changes with car loads.
 

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might wanna make sure yoru tires are on the right way also??

since u said they are backwards?
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I just got a call and they said that the weights fell off from the first balancing. Picking it up today. We'll see if they fall off again ha ha ha. The dealership service guy said I could shoot him if they fell off again. :grimrippe
 

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Laz said:
Thanks for the replies guys. I just got a call and they said that the weights fell off from the first balancing. Picking it up today. We'll see if they fall off again ha ha ha. The dealership service guy said I could shoot him if they fell off again. :grimrippe
Actually, you just brought up a good point I was going to start a new thread about. Stick-on wheel weights...if I can pull them off with my fingers, how in the hell are they supposed to stay on a wheel going over 60mph...!?!? I just got some new wheels and they just stuck some weights in the center. I know not all wheels can have the normal "pinch" weights...but isn't there other solutions than just sticking them on?
 

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Yeah it's pretty stupid, the invoice said they used the sticky weights the first time and they fell off in three days. This time I'm not sure what they used but they're in deep crap if they fall off again.
 

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centrifical force i think is the correct term that would keep them on the wheel at high speeds.
 

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Main_Event said:
centrifical force i think is the correct term that would keep them on the wheel at high speeds.
Yeah, I was thinking about that too. I just have a feeling they will be coming off when I wash the car or use any kind of wheel cleaner. Guess I will find out.
 
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