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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#8 of 15 Re: Shaking Problems [rivergirl5]
Jan 22, 2007 (10:25 am)
It probably is just a balance issue that can be solved with a simple wheel balance. If not, it could be a bad tire or bent rim as was stated earlier. Tires need to be rotated regularly (about every 6000 miles) to get even wear. My wife had a set of tires once that she never bothered to rotate and they were shot after 25,000 miles. She rotates religiously now, and got 70,000 miles on her last set of tires.
If it isn't any of that "normal" stuff, it could be that you need to get your tires balanced by a machine that takes into acount Radial Force Variation (or Road Force Variation). The Hunter company makes these machines (the GSP9700 balancer) and you can find which shops have the Road Force balancing machines by clicking here, then clicking on "Locate a GSP9700".
Another thing that can cause wheel vibration is an out-of-balance disc brake rotor. This can be fixed by putting on new rotors or possibly by balancing the existing rotor.
Jan 22, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Previous Hyundai's had suspension and especially bad tie rod and bushing issues. We had those but new ones, acccording to our neighbor who has had a 2003 and a new 2006, have been good
Jan 31, 2007 (11:12 am)
i have the same problem with my 1999 ELantra. i got new tires and had tehm roated and balanced and it shakes when i hit 55 miles. and when i break. the rims arent bent either. im not sure what to do. i really dont know anything about cars and i dont want to bring it into the mechanic and get screwed without even knowing what im looking for. any advice would be appreciated
#11 of 15 Re: Shaking [kimmieg79]
Jan 31, 2007 (4:45 pm)
Shaking at 55 could be due to improperly balanced tires. Not all balance machines are created equal, and balance jobs aren't always done right. When I got new tires on a '01 Elantra awhile back, there was a slight shimmy at about 65 mph. I took the car right back to the tire shop and told them to re-balance the tires, and that took care of the shimmy. But the shaking when braking sounds like something else--a warped rotor for example.
#12 of 15 Re: Shaking [backy]
Feb 01, 2007 (6:47 pm)
As stated, shaking/vibration while in motion tends to be wheel balancing, although it can be more severe such as bad tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, just about any front end suspension component, but since you just got new tires and balanced, they them to rebalance, or at least explain your situation and have them recheck the balancing. Shaking upon BRAKING (not breaking) is usually related to the rotors/disc. You may have warped discs or high and low spots on it. Change the front PAIR (always in pairs) and while changing it, change the brake pads too.
Feb 02, 2007 (12:52 pm)
Thankyou for your advice, i appreciate it! and yes, tis Braking , not breaking, sorry
#14 of 15 Re: thank you [kimmieg79]
Feb 02, 2007 (4:16 pm)
You're welcome! And there's no need to apologize, I was only teasing. Almost everywhere I read, it's always misspelled as breaking
#15 of 15 shaking on a 2001 hyundai elantra
Aug 15, 2010 (7:27 pm)
i have had this car for about three years and havent had one problem with it. recently I have had shaking coming from my front end. I have new tires, got them balanced and had the alignment done, i have changed the cvs joints, ball bearings, ball joints. i jacked the car up and put it on jack stands and took the tires off and it still has the vibration. so it has something to do with the front end but im not sure what else it could be... any suggestions????