Question about 1999 Toyota Camry
I have had issues with my car since 9000 miles. wears out tires and all ways pulls to the right. the whole rear end has been replaced, breaks, 4 sets of tires and car even reacts differently over the same roads. Sometimes even turning left off of a road the car feels like it hops. I have had to replace some steering bars in the front one even snapped. Other than this issue I have had great performance. The Engine can compete with anything I have test drove recently. Any Ideas? The only two things I haven't tried the motor mounts or CV joint. They claim the CV joint is fine but I still wonder since the surface change of a road makes a difference. Thanks for your time and input.
"whole rear end has been replaced ....... wears out tires and all ways pulls to the right, ....replace some steering bars" indicates that likeley this work of reparation has not been made carefully and that the four wheels are not parallel, each moving in a different direction, both to the right and the left, because the body of the car is distorted or twisted.
You must in a good garage mechanic measure the different wrong angles and twist back the body of the car, to put again the wheel parallels with the right angles indicated by Toyota.
It is complex and often expensive putting the car on a "marble".
It is not always possible to solve completely, but for your very strong twist, it is possible to improve to some extend, reversing the twist of accident, even if it is not perfect, so that the wears of tires becomes small with pulling no more to the right.
"it gets a four wheel aligned with every 5000 miles" likely is not made correctly, for all the complex angles ( very difficult after an accident) or there is some thing loose or too weak, moving easily so that the car is changing of shape for the wheels .
Posted on May 11, 2014
Have you checked the tire pressures? Uneven tire pressures can cause issues like this.
Posted on May 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the wheel is in balance and there is no other signs of what is causing the vibration than yes that cv joint should be chk. Is the strut ok? might want to chk. that too.
Posted on May 31, 2009
It's the left front wheel bearing. Take it to your favorite mechanic if you have one, any good tech can do it, but he/she could run into complications with a car of that age. (The hip bone's connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to the knee bone, etc, and there's probably a good share of corrosion down there).
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
when the steering wheel is centred, the front wheels should both point slightly inwards.
after the amount of parts changed, i would recommend that you get the tracking checked at a garage using the proper, calibrated measuring systems, to make sure that the steering is set up properly and safely.
Posted on Mar 30, 2011
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