Waves in R Passenger Tire in 04 Camry?

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 01:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
djeecole
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Hi,

I just purchased a used Toyota Camry with about 16k miles. As luck
would have it, I didnít notice until a long trip that I could feel a
ever so slight vibration in the steering. Didnít notice any major
pulling unless wind related. When I rode as a passenger I could
actually hear a sound coming from what sounded like a vibrating tire.
I took the car to have tires rotated & balanced yesterday and they
said the front passenger tire had waves on the inside of the tire. ( I
am not sure what the technical term for that is?) Anyway said the
usual cause is the struts going bad although he saw no evidence of
that with quick inspection and said shouldnít be an issue at 16k. Any
ideas on what else could cause this? Should I have it aligned? He
said none of the other tires seemed that way. Bad tire? I am sure it
has the original tires "Goodyear Integritys". I am not interested
in spending money if I donít have to, because my hubby is a little
frustrated to have bought a car with problems. Anyone with any help
or ideas would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
JC

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
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The tires have a warranty from the tire manufacturer so go to Goodyear. Not
sure they will buy the waves on the inside of the tire story though. Was
this guy superman that he could see in the tire or did he take them all off
the rim and compare? The tire could be bad - thread separation or broken
cords. Dealer will replace the strut too if its bad but, again, doubt that
it is. Why didn't you just mount the spare (which he should have used in
the rotation) and use the wavy tire for a spare?

"djeecole" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I just purchased a used Toyota Camry with about 16k miles. As luck
> would have it, I didn't notice until a long trip that I could feel a
> ever so slight vibration in the steering. Didn't notice any major
> pulling unless wind related. When I rode as a passenger I could
> actually hear a sound coming from what sounded like a vibrating tire.
> I took the car to have tires rotated & balanced yesterday and they
> said the front passenger tire had waves on the inside of the tire. ( I
> am not sure what the technical term for that is?) Anyway said the
> usual cause is the struts going bad although he saw no evidence of
> that with quick inspection and said shouldn't be an issue at 16k. Any
> ideas on what else could cause this? Should I have it aligned? He
> said none of the other tires seemed that way. Bad tire? I am sure it
> has the original tires "Goodyear Integritys". I am not interested
> in spending money if I don't have to, because my hubby is a little
> frustrated to have bought a car with problems. Anyone with any help
> or ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> JC
>
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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:38 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"djeecole" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I just purchased a used Toyota Camry with about 16k miles. As luck
> would have it, I didn't notice until a long trip that I could feel a
> ever so slight vibration in the steering. Didn't notice any major
> pulling unless wind related. When I rode as a passenger I could
> actually hear a sound coming from what sounded like a vibrating tire.
> I took the car to have tires rotated & balanced yesterday and they
> said the front passenger tire had waves on the inside of the tire. ( I
> am not sure what the technical term for that is?) Anyway said the
> usual cause is the struts going bad although he saw no evidence of
> that with quick inspection and said shouldn't be an issue at 16k. Any
> ideas on what else could cause this? Should I have it aligned? He
> said none of the other tires seemed that way. Bad tire? I am sure it
> has the original tires "Goodyear Integritys". I am not interested
> in spending money if I don't have to, because my hubby is a little
> frustrated to have bought a car with problems. Anyone with any help
> or ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> JC
>

Any chance the car was involved in a accident or fell into a large pot hole
before you bought it?

When you rotated tires, did the problem move to the new wheel, or did it
stay in the same position?

Was this the dealer or a tire store that told you this about the tires?
Make sure the dealer looks for problems in the suspension system or frame
that might be causing the problem (assuming that a rebalance does not help).

If you have a full size spare, you might consider using that instead, or
possibly buying one new matching tire if the opposite (good) tire is worn
too much.


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Old 23 Mar 2005, 08:25 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Belts can break even on new tires with one big hole, I dought it is the
suspension at all, just a broken belt, time for a new tire. I just broke
one at 26000m. Mine looked fine inside but switching it switched the
problem to the other side.

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Old 24 Mar 2005, 03:07 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"djeecole" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
news:1_509147_17f51699c53965c3135ff0c7b9c3750b@aut oforumz.com...
> Hi,
>
> I just purchased a used Toyota Camry with about 16k miles. As luck
> would have it, I didn't notice until a long trip that I could feel a
> ever so slight vibration in the steering. Didn't notice any major
> pulling unless wind related. When I rode as a passenger I could
> actually hear a sound coming from what sounded like a vibrating tire.
> I took the car to have tires rotated & balanced yesterday and they
> said the front passenger tire had waves on the inside of the tire. ( I
> am not sure what the technical term for that is?) Anyway said the
> usual cause is the struts going bad although he saw no evidence of
> that with quick inspection and said shouldn't be an issue at 16k. Any
> ideas on what else could cause this? Should I have it aligned? He
> said none of the other tires seemed that way. Bad tire? I am sure it
> has the original tires "Goodyear Integritys". I am not interested
> in spending money if I don't have to, because my hubby is a little
> frustrated to have bought a car with problems. Anyone with any help
> or ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> JC


Any noise or vibration should be investigated. If the tyre was reported to
have rippling, it should be replaced. Those 'waves' can be caused by
running the tire severely underinflated causing the belts to separate.

Jason


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Old 24 Mar 2005, 03:10 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 14:02:20 -0500, djeecole wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I just purchased a used Toyota Camry with about 16k miles. As luck
> would have it, I didnít notice until a long trip that I could feel a
> ever so slight vibration in the steering. Didnít notice any major
> pulling unless wind related. When I rode as a passenger I could
> actually hear a sound coming from what sounded like a vibrating tire.
> I took the car to have tires rotated & balanced yesterday and they
> said the front passenger tire had waves on the inside of the tire. ( I
> am not sure what the technical term for that is?) Anyway said the
> usual cause is the struts going bad although he saw no evidence of
> that with quick inspection and said shouldnít be an issue at 16k. Any
> ideas on what else could cause this? Should I have it aligned? He
> said none of the other tires seemed that way. Bad tire? I am sure it
> has the original tires "Goodyear Integritys". I am not interested
> in spending money if I donít have to, because my hubby is a little
> frustrated to have bought a car with problems. Anyone with any help
> or ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> JC



Waves on the inside of the tire? 1. find a new tire company!

If the 'waves' are in the tread area, chances are it is a broken belt
(which, from reading your description is what it sounds like). REPLACE THE
TIRE...NOW!!!! This is dangerous. It leads to tread separation and the ire
virtually disintegrating. Need I tell you what happens if this happens at
highway speed?

If it is on the sidewall, this is a seam. When viewed from outside, it
should look like a dent in the sidewall (a dent going IN that is) This is
normal. What you are describing sounds like a broken belt to me.You also
mentioned a shimmying (at low speeds it will feel like a throb).
As I said, if they let you out of the tire company like this, find someone
else!!!
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