Question about 1998 Lexus ES 300
Had tires rotated and balanced and did not fix problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well even though you had the rotors turned, they still could be warped and causing the car to shake at a high rate of speed when the brakes are applied. My suggestion is to replace the rotors asap.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Check to be sure the lug nuts are tight. If they are then the lug nuts are not torqued properly. Take it back to the shop that did the maintenance and have them fix it correctly. Hope this helps. good luck.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
It sounds like a worn steering rack bush in the steering rack,as this explains the play youve mentioned,the vibration is caused by the wheels moving very slightly through the play in the rack bush,theres 1 letf and 1 right side bush in the ends of the steering rack that would need checking for play or movement
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Testimonial: "can these bushings be replaced without replacing the entire rack? if so should I do this myself or go to shop? about what cost me vs. shop?"
If you cannot turn the front wheels and the steering wheel was vibrating before then (since I assume that the car is undrivable now), then your car most likely has broken/damaged tie rod: check if the front wheels wobbles.
A less common problem is the actual steering/wheel rack-pinion gearing mechansim is broken and it is indicated by not being able to move both the front wheels together.
In both case, you need specialist repair.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
Have the brake rotors been checked to make sure they are running true and not warped out of line, this would show up more when you touch the brake pedal lightly as a steering wheel vibration. Has the Rack and Pinion steering rack been checked for excessive wear and play or replaced? Something is worn in the front end, have all the rubber front end bushings checked to make sure they are in good condition. If you haven't consulted more than one front end shop do so, a second set of trained eyes may be needed. Many tire shops like Big O tires have very talented front end repair technician's. I have never seen a vibrations that wasn't caused by the above parts once the wheels tires and brake rotors have been eliminated as the source in my 35 years as an automotive technican.
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
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