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I have a 2012 AMG E63, terrible wheel shaking between

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I have a 2012 AMG E63, terrible wheel shaking between 80/90 mph I have taken this back to MB they have re balanced wheels change a numbers of rubbers etc on steering and front suspension with no improvement also taken it to an independent dealer who highlighted that MB counter balanced the wheels which is not the way to balance wheels anyway they balanced the wheels again but I still have shaking through the steering wheel/car any ideas
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Expert:  Matt replied 9 months ago.
Hello I'd suggest that one other thing to check for which isn't covered by a balance check is out of round or bent wheels, if you use a dial gauge on the axle to measure the run out on the wheel rim this will ensure that the wheels are round and truealso check for worn mountings - check the tightness of the engine and gearbox mounts and their condition - this is best done by using a jack to take the weight of the engine off the mounts and seeing if any cracks or splits open up in the rubber.Also check the tightness of the mounts boltsTyre defect - any cracks or bulges on the side-wall of the tyre (inside and outside) these will throw the tyre out of shape and produce vibration - take a good look over the tyre sidewalls and bear in mind that anything that looks suspect when static will probably be ballooning out and far worse at speed so if any doubt then replace the tyre. Also check if the tyres have been fitted the right way round as some types are directional

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