Hi, I recently changed 4 tires of my corolla. After changing the tires, I was getting vibrations on the steering when I drive above 65MPH. Hence I took the car to the tire shop. They changed all the 4 tires again suspecting some thing wrong with the new tires. Even after changing the tires, I am still getting the vibration when I drive above 70 MPH. Now the tire shop is saying the problems is in my car and not in the tires. But the fact is vibration has started only after changing the tires. What could be the possible problems? Thanks and regards, Vikram.
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A wheel bearing in this model will not cause vibration, it will only cause noise. I suggest you check the tires for a possible separated cord or out of balance condition. Also pay close attention to worn front end parts and steering components, these parts will cause vibration.
The vibration and rubbing may be separate issues. There could be many causes for vibration, ranging from low fluid, sticky rack valves, etc., to the tires simply grapping and releasing on the pavement. If it only does it under heavy use, such as when standing still and turning alot, then I suggest not doing that. It is hard on a car to turn the steering wheel when the car is not moving.
The specs are what the manufacturer recommends for the vehicle when it leaves the factory. However that means with the original tires and condition. The caster is not adjustable on a Corolla, so if the vehicle pulls even with the tires switched, there is a possibility there is damage to the strut or steering parts. However, before changing anything, check all tire pressures and make sure the brakes are in good condition. A brake that is not releasing properly will cause a pull to that side. Individual toe is rather meaningless - the total toe is what is measured. You have no king pins on a Toyota so you will not have KPI.
Vibration or a "shimmey" is an indication that the tires need to be balanced. This is not related to the wheel alignment you had done A poorly balanced tire will vibrate on its own, transferring the vibration all the way through the steering wheel. Have the tires balanced. If this doesn't fixy your issue, then the problem lies between the rotors (could have a warped rotor) and the rack and pinion. Best of luck on your problem. Greg
your vibration comes and goes with different speeds, most likely problem is
balance in tires/wheels. a bent wheel often vibrates more with higher speeds.
if the vibration is stong in the steering wheel, the problem is normally in
the front end, if you feel in more in the seat or body of the car then look
to the rear end.