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20 May 2019 13:28 #1995 by Bob Thompson
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I should have also mentioned that we changed all the nutcracker hardware as well.

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20 May 2019 12:26 #1991 by Steve McNew
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My bird wears retreads, and is happy with them. STeve

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20 May 2019 12:24 #1990 by Steve McNew
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I had the same problem a couple of years ago - my cure, suggested by my favorite A&P, was to replace the bolt that secured the angle of the nutcracker, the V shaped contraption, on the aft side of the nosewheel mount. The old bolt, perhaps original, was visibly worn; the replacement with a new bolt cured the situation. Beats me why, but it is hard to argue with its success! Good luck!

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19 May 2019 17:10 #1987 by Bob Thompson
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Thx folks...it seems to have gone away after changing the tire and tube.

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15 May 2019 15:11 #1978 by Tad Daughters
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In my personal case, tightening the nut cracker helped, as did keeping the nose tire pressure around 18-20 pounds, but it wasn't totally cured until the nose gear assembly was rebuilt. There were worn bearings in it. My A&P/IA is also a Director with many years experience on the 'Coupe, so if the easy things don't work, find an experienced A&P who can help you.

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15 May 2019 13:24 #1977 by Ronald Raty
Replied by Ronald Raty on topic Please help with nose wheel vibrations
SM-15 provides some guidance on this. Note that it recommends taking your front tire to a local automotive shop for balancing.

www.univair.com/content/ERC_SM15.pdf

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