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Old 04 Mar 2005, 07:49 am   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I have a 2001 Camry LE. I am having a problem with a vibration
that starts at about 50 miles per hour. It is more like the whole car
kind of shakes. I had the tires replaced, then balanced twice. It really
feels like a wheel balance issue. The steering wheel doesn't really
vibrate, it is more like the whole car is on a vibrating table. If there
is a bias, I would say it feels like it comes more from the rear of the
car. The vibration can be seen in the passenger side seat back when no
one is sitting in it.

Any ideas of what else this could be? Could the rear drums be out of
balance? Bent spindle in the rear?

Thanks,

Eric

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 11:23 am   #2 (permalink)
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"ELINN" <ericlinn@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello. I have a 2001 Camry LE. I am having a problem with a vibration
> that starts at about 50 miles per hour. It is more like the whole car
> kind of shakes. I had the tires replaced, then balanced twice. It really
> feels like a wheel balance issue. The steering wheel doesn't really
> vibrate, it is more like the whole car is on a vibrating table. If there
> is a bias, I would say it feels like it comes more from the rear of the
> car. The vibration can be seen in the passenger side seat back when no
> one is sitting in it.
>
> Any ideas of what else this could be? Could the rear drums be out of
> balance? Bent spindle in the rear?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eric


I hate to bring up this suspicion, but it could be the frame alignment.
I see a fair number of cars with misaligned frames (front axle is left
or right from the rear axle alignment). I'd get that checked at a place
that can do it--it's kinda rare.

You'll see examples of this if you keep a close eye on the rear to front
view when on a freeway with a vehicle about 100 feet ahead of you so you
can sight from the rear tire edge to the front. Many are off and some
are amazingly messed up--quite obviously a few inches askew.
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Old 04 Mar 2005, 11:58 am   #3 (permalink)
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I had the front end aligned, but I don't think they checked for frame
alignment. I will have it checked out.

If it turns out not to be the frame alignment is there anything else you
think it could be?

Thanks,

Eric

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 02:53 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It could be a bad tire get a Road force balance done. Belts can be bad
and un noticeable even with the tire off [ mine were] Road force is a
special machine. Or rotate tires to the front if the shake changes it is
the tires. A good tire shop would be your best first stop

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 07:29 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Find a shop that has a Hunter GSP9700 Roadforce wheel balancer. We have one
at my shop, and its great. People come in all the time who have done a lap
around DC going to different shops to have an imbalance corrected, and
after that machine gets ahold of it the problem is solved (or at least
found). The thing that is good about the 9700 is that it has the ability
to tell the tech (if he know how to use it) where the imbalance lies (the
tire ir the rim) and what has to be done to correct it (re-balance or
replacement of a component). Go to hunterengineering.com to find a shop in
your area.

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Old 04 Mar 2005, 11:18 pm   #6 (permalink)
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could it be the weights on the rims?

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Old 08 Mar 2005, 12:48 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Qslim, where is your shop? I live near DC.

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Old 08 Mar 2005, 06:35 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Ill send you an email at the address you have up here.

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