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Username Post: 2014-2016 Silverado shake        (Topic#345418)
mikmo2020 
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06-13-17 08:28 PM - Post#2695860    

Have a new 2016 Silverado with steering wheel vibration at highway speed. I am told that is just how that model feels and they can't do anything about it. How is that possible? The dealership will not work on it any more even though it's under warranty and the steering wheel jumps around. Has anyone gone through this, what are my options, they won't fix it. Are there any fixes for this. Thanks



 
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06-14-17 02:47 AM - Post#2695877    
    In response to mikmo2020

I'd post this in the truck forum.

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LUVmachine 
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06-20-17 05:12 PM - Post#2696813    
    In response to rcr3

A guy I work with had the same problem the stealership calls it the Chevy shake. He took it back enough times and they finally gave him his money back. He went to another dealership and bought another truck that was exactly like the first one without the shake.

How many times have you taken it in to be looked at? Take it back and mention the lemon law.



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Donolie 
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06-23-17 12:04 AM - Post#2697142    
    In response to mikmo2020

Take your truck to a tire shop and get the tires balanced, if possible road force less than 15 lbs. I have a 14' silverado without any issue. The shake someone already mentioned is also known as vibration usually from Mexican driveshafts not properly balanced. I drove a dodge that had 'death wobble'. The damn thing would toss you from the driver seat to the passenger while slowing down or accelerating... at the time it was awfully frightening but today I look back and laugh at their garbage product.



 
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06-23-17 02:27 AM - Post#2697152    
    In response to Donolie

If tires are Goodyear SR/A that may be the problem. Been there on that probelm. SR/A's gone before I had 3,000 miles. Dealer balanced them 2x (road force) and GY dealer once, still shook. BTW - Many dealers are incompetent at balancing tires. My dealer tire man was a young guy (?experience) and as I found out at the Michelin dealer, never took off the oem weights, only added more.

I put Michelin LTX on my Sierra Denali and it rides smoooooooooooooooooooooth . The GY's had more weights on 1 wheel than the LTX have one all 4! I know the owner of the local GY store and he confided in me the OEM Goodyear SR/A are the worst (and cheapest) truck tire GY makes, especially in the 20 inch versions as he has replaced a lot of them because the shake. He has seen the same complaints from the Ram owners with the very same SR/A.


btw He is also a Michelin and Firestone dealer (2 stores) and he was able to get GY rep to warranty my SR/A's and we installed LTX. Thats 2 yrs ago and 35,000 miles of not shaking.

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Vista Cruiser 
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09-04-17 06:09 AM - Post#2706639    
    In response to elcamino

Tires





 
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09-04-17 06:54 AM - Post#2706648    
    In response to Vista Cruiser

I've got a 14 GMC Sierra that came with Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires. Have no shake problem.

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Vista Cruiser 
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09-04-17 02:48 PM - Post#2706684    
    In response to johnhem

Basically, they are trying to make truck tires act like Lexus tires. It's not working in many cases. The trucks have very rigid frames and tires with large sidewalls are having problems with that.





 
chevkarl 
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10-06-17 12:50 AM - Post#2709898    
    In response to mikmo2020

I would check also the ball joints, sway bar end links and tie rod ends.



 
regbob 
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11-27-17 02:41 PM - Post#2715952    
    In response to mikmo2020

I have been following this topic for a while. My 2014 had the Goodyear Wrangler's that I never really liked from the start, bad on wet roads and terrible in snow, being in Minnesota this is not good. Recently went in for the power steering recall fix and was due for oil change and rotation so I had it all done at the same time. Driving home that night I had the old shake starting, I thought it could not just be a coincidence. With 42,500 miles on the original tires I still had some life left in the rubber but with winter coming I did not want to deal with it so I had Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus put on the truck. They had high wet traction and tread wear ratings plus they look good and I had good luck with Cooper tires before. Got the truck back today and went for a quick drive to see if the shake was gone and it was as smooth as silk. Don't see why rotating the tires would get them out of balance but I guess it was that simple of a solution, must have been out of balance just enough that I was not an issue when they were on the rear but when they were put on the front it was bed enough to cause the shake.



 
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