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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Question: shimmy while driving a low speed

 

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redSLK230, Tulsa, OK, August 21, 2010, 09:26
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A short time ago my car developed a shimmy that is felt when driving slowly any ideas?

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    dandd August 21, 2010, 13:37
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    Check your tire pressure and the condition of your tires first and foremost.

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    redSLK230, August 21, 2010, 17:52
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    I did confirm that my tire pressure was the same on all 4 tires, max 51psi, I confirmed 45psi.
    Am I fooling myself thinking it's only at low speeds but it never really wobbles, just that slight shimmy at low speeds. I scheduled to visit EAS next week.

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    rogerroger, October 12, 2010, 09:40
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    sorry to jump in here but...you're tire pressure is way to high. look inside your gas cap and you will find the correct tire pressure setting. front is 30psi and rear is 33 psi (michelin pilot tires)
    Roger

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