Camry '99 steering shakes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03 Nov 2003, 08:53 am   #1 (permalink)
Google User
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Camry '99 steering shakes

Hello All,

My car reached 45k miles and it was 4 1/2 years old and the threads on
my tires were worn out fully. So I got all my tires replaced with Good
Year Eagle HP tires. When I go in speed >45 mph the steering wheel
shakes. When I apply brakes it shakes a lot. I went to the tire shop
and balanced the tires twice. Still its the same. I had this problem
couple of years before when I did the rotation and balanced the tires
with the dealer as part of the maintenance. When I took to the dealer
he balanced it once again and it was ok but not completely stopped. It
is appearing once again with the new tires. Is there any manufacturing
defect with the car itself or its the tire shop who is not doing the
good job? Any advice with this is greatly appreciated.
Thanks

PS: Just now I had my water pump seized and got it replaced by the
dealer which was covered under 5yr power train/engine warranty.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 08:57 am   #2 (permalink)
mark Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

do you mean it was ok with the old tires

  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 02:40 pm   #3 (permalink)
Google User
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

Yes, it was ok with my old tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 03:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
mark Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

Call the tire co tell them you want a different set or fix the problem.
Maybe a better brand like Michelin. Did a tire co or your dealer
replace the tires. Anyway probably one is defective, you may even call
the tire manufacturer , Tell them you cant drive safely , and an
accident will be their responsibility. That will get them to listen.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 03:22 pm   #5 (permalink)
mark Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

You could demand the old tires back, they wont have them of course. If
it was me Id be mad and demand it be fixed . Think about stop pay on
them.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 04:16 pm   #6 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

user_google@hotmail.com (Google User) wrote in message news:<b4035584.0311030653.5b30856c@posting.google. com>...
> Hello All,
>
> My car reached 45k miles and it was 4 1/2 years old and the threads on
> my tires were worn out fully. So I got all my tires replaced with Good
> Year Eagle HP tires. When I go in speed >45 mph the steering wheel
> shakes. When I apply brakes it shakes a lot.


Two guesses (assuming was OK before the new tires).
1) If they didn't use a torque wrench and over tightened (and/or
unevenly tightened) the lug nuts with an air gun, could have caused a
problem with the brake rotors.
2) Recently purchased a new set of tires. Had read online reviews at
Tire Rack reflecting something like 5 million reader miles. Most
everyone was very pleased with this brand and model (was rated 2nd out
of 36), but a few reported the kind of shaking you describe and added
that they never could get it resolved and decided never to buy that
brand or type of tire again.
When I had the tires installed (they happened to carry a 30 day
"return for any reason" warranty, I told the installer that if the
tires appeared to be out of round, or an excessive amount of weight
was required to balance them, that tire would be considered defective
and returned. He replied that if they discovered this type of tire
during mounting they would not install it.
So my guess is, you could have gotten one or more bad tires. There's
also something called "road force variation" that can be checked with
the right equipment. If you have a good tire store, they should work
with you to solve the problem.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 09:55 pm   #7 (permalink)
Ibrahim
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

Google User;

Sears Auto refunded my money when the same vibration @ 60 mph happened
after installing new tires. The manager was actually very nice, he
offered to give me a replacement set, but I told him I don't want
that, he gave me back my money with no questions. Try that with your
tire shop.


Daniel;

Are you talking about the Continental ExtremeContacts? I bought those
from tire rack, I hear this vibration noise @60mph, though no steering
wheel shake.

--Ibrahim

nospampls2002@yahoo.com (Daniel M. Dreifus) wrote in message
> ...
>
> 2) Recently purchased a new set of tires...
> ... but a few reported the kind of shaking you describe and added
> that they never could get it resolved and decided never to buy that
> brand or type of tire again.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 10:08 pm   #8 (permalink)
MDT Tech®
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

mark Ransley wrote:

> Call the tire co tell them you want a different set or fix the problem.
> Maybe a better brand like Michelin. Did a tire co or your dealer
> replace the tires. Anyway probably one is defective, you may even call
> the tire manufacturer , Tell them you cant drive safely , and an
> accident will be their responsibility. That will get them to listen.
>

But what if they were hit by a meteor on their way to get the tires
fixed because they were unsafe, would this be the fault of the tire maker?

--








SENATOR ZELL MILLER DEMOCRAT OF GEORGIA, the nation's most prominent
conservative Democrat, said today he will endorse President Bush for
re-election in 2004 and campaign for him if Bush wishes him to. Miller
said Bush is "the right man at the right time" to govern the country.

The next five years "will determine the kind of world my children and
grandchildren will live in," Miller said in an interview. And he
wouldn't "trust" any of the nine Democratic presidential candidates with
governing during "that crucial period," he said. "This Democrat will
vote for President Bush in 2004."

  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Nov 2003, 10:52 pm   #9 (permalink)
mark Ransley
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

Stupid question

  Reply With Quote
Old 04 Nov 2003, 07:57 am   #10 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Camry '99 steering shakes

p_man101@hotmail.com (Ibrahim) wrote in message news:<8f573a5e.0311031955.4c5ac821@posting.google. com>...
> Daniel;
>
> Are you talking about the Continental ExtremeContacts? I bought those
> from tire rack, I hear this vibration noise @60mph, though no steering
> wheel shake.
>

Not Continental. Yokohama (Avid Touring). So far all is excellent.
I went to a local installer whom I like - very clean shop, very
friendly, informative and professional environment, good prices,
always use a torque wrench for final tightening - and brought the
computer printout from tire rack. They matched prices (surprised me, I
would have accepted within a few dollars over), and included better
service than mail order, plus road hazard warranty included. But
mainly, as stated, if there were a problem with the tires immediately
after installation, it is nice to have a local shop for an immediate
exchange/ replacement.
Feel kind of bad for tire rack (their information, their pricing,
their reviews), but remember having to replace one of the last set of
tires for "radial pull", and the local store replaced it no charge the
following week with a new tire.
I believe tire rack would do the same, but you've got more time delay.
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:57 pm.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.