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Anybody know something about this? I'm getting a horrible feeling through my steering column on my '06 still dispite having the difs serviced. Just feels like the dampering in the steering, or steering rack, is completely gone anymore. Putting new tires on this week, but this isn't completely a tire isuue for sure. Just found a great independent LR shop here in town. Never knew they existed!
 

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Maybe if you decribe the horrible feeling a bit more? Is it more a vibration or is it a general looseness?
 

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What exactly are you feeling? I have an '06 as well and I have a pretty good shimmy in my steering wheel at 55-60 mph. I just had new tires put on over the weekend and it isn't gone. The dealer keeps telling me that my tires are flat spotted and that's why it's doing it. I'm now to the point that I'm going to either only talk to the manager or go to LRUSA to have them deal with it. I know there is a TSB for the steering. I need to find the number for it again. I have it written down somewhere. Not sure if that would help in your situation.
 

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It feels as if there is no dampering in the steering weel. Not a shimmy, but a constant low moan vibration that feels as if it's coming all the way through up through the steering rack. The steering is still nimble, just not comfortable like my wife's LR3 anymore. Do our Sports have a steering damper shock by any chance? Been looking through the steering make-ups but can't seem to identify something to talk to the tech about. I know sometimes replacing a damper shock in older range rovers can help without needing to do a whole steering rebuild (which I refuse to do in an '06 with 76K at this point). I'll be putting new tires on this week, but it isn't the problem.

By the way, speaking of tires, thinking I'll go with the Toyo Proxies S/T's. Dealer gave me a price of $950 installed, which I thought was actually rather reasonable. Anyone put these on their HSE yet (19")? I keep hearing good things about them. Can't wait to get these Duellers off. Since my independent shop doesn't do tires, I figue I'll have them done at the stealership and let their tech tell me what he thinks is wrong with the steering before and after he puts new tires on, balances and aligns. This way he can easily eliminate any tire issues in my steering problem. Then if I feel they are ripping me off I'll let the indi shop take a crack at it.
 

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Frisco nice! You have access to the GTR site now I presume?

Sean, I'm sure you've checked, but your PS fluid is filled correctly right? Also before heading down the path of steering rack replacement, with 76K on the car it may be worth checking the tie rods and all the steering linkage for wear, esp if you've been offroad a bunch.

Outside chance, but a humming or moaning(but usually gets louder or more noticeable as you increase speed or take a corner)could also be a wheel bearing starting to act up, and can also be felt through the steering.
 

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You guys got me concerned ,I bought my HSE 08 with 20 inch factory wheels , but I haven`t had any probelm so far :think:
 

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Just had the steering fluid flushed and replaced about 18 months ago at the dealership. I have 19" on this HSE. I have an appointment at the dealership to put new tires on next week. Will ask the tech to take it for a ride to see if he suggests what it might be. I'm thinking wheel bearing myself. It feels sort of like something isn't lubed properly and contact is being made. Or like you said, worn down. But cornering noise isn't a problem.
 
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