I'm getting some front end vibration when driving starting at about 62 mph increasing at 65mph and then dropping off after 70mph. I was thinking tire balancing since I see no balancing weights on the front wheels. This problem only happens at about 65mph.
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Get the tires and balancing checked if there ok could be some front end parts they are notorious for going bad...
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I went out to check which tire I have and they are different. When I bought the car used last December the Toyota dealership needed to replace the rear tires. Here's what I have:
Front: Goodyear Integrity P215/65R17 80% tread
Rear: Goodyear Wrangler SRA P215/65R17 100% new
New brake shoes
I've only driven the car 1100 miles in the last 6 months. The vibration is felt in the dashboard only. The car handles nice and no braking or steering issues.
I hope that helps. I have an appointment at Firestone on base tomorrow. If they come up with anything more than just a tire balance I'll take it else where since they try to stick it to you with unneeded repairs.
Last edited by stocksj; 06-19-2012 at 01:12 PM.
Have the wheels balanced and if that doesn't correct the problem, check the tie rods.
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As others have suggested, check the suspension bits and pieces. Another possibility, though somewhat remote, is potential tread seperation.
I had a very similar issue and no amount of balancing could get rid of it. Turned out all four tires, Goodyear RSAs were coming apart... they only had about 5,000 miles on them. Goodyear offered a pro-rated replacement, but after what I'd heard of others having issues with GY tires, I put Toyo Proxy 4s on the car and couldn't be happier.
I'm certainly hoping your problem can be fixed for less money and a whole lot less hassle...
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ive had that problem with other vehicles, and a rotation/balance solved it. so, i guess it could be anything.
Had the same problem, I had the tires re balanced FOUR times. Forth time was a different tire store...... Fixed....
Happened again a few months later.... replaced both outer tie rod ends... took me longer to jack up car than it did to change the ends.... it is that easy.....
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i had the same thing, i had my wheels balanced and it kept throwing diff. weights each time, come to find out one of the tires had fix-a-flat in it causing it to vibrate at certain speeds
Fix-a-flat or slime was my suggestion as well. I had to do that during my labor day weekend expedition to South Dakota and nobody would touch my tires or even have the sizes I needed because alot of places were closed obviously during the holiday. I didn't get a shake until right around 75/76mph
theres a style of weight called dyna beads that i will probably get. ive used them in motorcycle tires and they work great. they are ceramic beads you pour through the valve stem and they balance for the lifetime of the tire.
Went through this last year. No amount of balancing would fix it. Turned out that the belts and plys were starting to separate. These were the "new" pair of continentals that were on it when I bought it. Once they were swapped out all was fine.
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