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My husband has a 2005 2.4L turbo convertible pt cruiser which vibrates when he's going 60 mph and above. Took it to Tire business in the area to check the tires-tires new last fall-alignment was done and diagnostic-?possible compression problem with the engine (too low). Told to take it to the dealership to diagnose the problem. Dealership said it was the tires (?belt), may need an alignment and possibly the ball joints. They didn`t do a compression test. Bushings and new clutch done in the spring. Do the bushings have anything to do with the ball joints. Also they had the wrong care on the bill-we have 2 pt cruisers. The other one is a 2003 turbo dream series. They said the drive force on the driver`s side tire is 41 and the other is 27 and both should be under 20. If they had the wrong car would the data then be wrong. Also the tire business uses high tech equipment to balance and align their tires and doesn`t recognize these numbers nor do the major tire manufacturers. The tires were rotated and now the car pulls to the left and vibration remains. Any suggestions.

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Ok this is a good un? first change the left tires,,,for a new one as i think its a faulty tire,,,and you dont rotate tires!!! they only turn one way,,and thats normaly marked on them if its turning/spinning the wrong way it could well strip the tred off it,,,
if the tire has been spinning the rong way you could be hearing whats called "tramping" its the tire bouncing up and down on the road this happens at speed only,,,and the tire wont last very long before it shaters!!!! if you have a spear put that on the left hand wheel,,,if the car still pulls to the left its all down to the steering alignment..the "X + Y + Z" angles,,,and if i tryed to explain all of them your head would explode,,,but its like a shoping trolley if the wheels are not turning in right and are to up-right the barn this just wont go in a strate line,,,
sorry i cant help you more with this,,,i could fill a book on it?
just swop the left hand tire first,,,,

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

  • kharley1 Aug 27, 2010

    My husband said the tire business didn't rotate the tires they only switched the driver's side back and front tires and that's when the pulling to the left occured. He switched the tires back. He has a winter set of rims and tires and is going to switch the tires and see it the vibration occurs.

  • Michael Thorpe
    Michael Thorpe Aug 27, 2010

    if they only just swoped the tires from frount to rear thats ok,,but its not if it come off the other side of the car as the tire will be turning the wrong way round,,,swop them back "frount back to rear" if the car stops pulling you know its the tires causing it and the car is ok,,,
    some car's just dont like some make of tires,,,thats why its all ways best to buy a full set of tires of the same make and dont go mixing them up

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