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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Conducting a road test before balancing wheels

If a customer brings a vehicle to the workshop complaining about “vibration”, a road test is essential prior to balancing the wheels.
This will give you information about the nature of the vibration.
You will be able to determine the speed range in which vibration occurs.
–  Raise the vehicle on a lifting platform immediately after the road test.
–  Mark installation position on tyre.
   
Tyre position Marked with …
Front left tyre FL
Front right tyre FR
Rear left tyre RL
Rear right tyre RR
 
–  Remove wheels.
–  Balance wheels.
   
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