Thread: car problem, shakes at 50+
February 22nd, 2005, 02:19 PM #1
car problem, shakes at 50+
i recently bought a really nice 1988 toyota corrola. It's been working amazingly well (most people are amazed at what good condition it is) up until this weekend when it jumped a log.
That is when this problem started the car shakes progressively more though you don't really feel it till you hit 50mph. I'm thinking something was knocked out of alignment. Any thoughts?
February 22nd, 2005, 02:24 PM #2
Yup, alignment, possibly affected the balance of the wheels, but alignment is the main issue. If you bent somthing like a tie rod they'll find it during the alignment process.
February 22nd, 2005, 02:26 PM #3
Yes, front end alignment. Get it done soon before it wrecks your tires.
February 22nd, 2005, 02:26 PM #4
yeah I'm going to get it done tomorrow hopefully.
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February 22nd, 2005, 02:33 PM #5
sounds like a tire out of balance, maybe you threw a weight.
February 22nd, 2005, 03:25 PM #6
front alignment or tire balance.
Tire balance is usually cheaper so I'd try that first.
February 22nd, 2005, 03:42 PM #7
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February 22nd, 2005, 03:56 PM #8
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easy solution is to rotate the tires. If it stops shaking in the front and starts shaking in the rear, you've found your problem.this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
February 22nd, 2005, 04:18 PM #9
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can also be a broken belt in the tire
you may feel steel wires if you feel carefully
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February 22nd, 2005, 07:05 PM #10
well i'll take it in tomorrow to see if it is the weight or something wrong with the tires. They have a warranty so all that is free. Plus these are my winter ones so if i did kill them i luckily still have a very good set of summer tires i can pop on. If it is out of alignment i'll have that fixed, it was a stupid thing i did and i don't want my car to suffer.
February 22nd, 2005, 07:24 PM #11
Good luck on your warranty covering you jumping it over a tree (you might not mention that part when seeking warranty service)---front wheel drive right?
IF it isnt, check to see if your driveshaft or anything attached to it is fubared...
February 22nd, 2005, 08:15 PM #12
Most warranties won't cover wheel balancing or alignments. You should be able to get an alignment much cheaper than at the dealship. Front end alignments at dealerships around here cost around $100.00. At a small local shop, it is $35.00.
February 22nd, 2005, 10:50 PM #13
Bet you bent a wheel. I did the same thing but ran over a curb at about 50mph.
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February 23rd, 2005, 03:32 AM #14
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February 25th, 2005, 02:13 PM #16
well took it in last night and its "a bent tire" so all in all i came out of this very luckily, i had my summer tires which are almost brand new i'll switch too.
This does mean i'll have to buy two new tires for winter, but I'm thankful it wasn't anything more!
February 25th, 2005, 02:22 PM #17
Learn anything from this?
Wait till you have a 4x to go log jammin, heeehah!
February 25th, 2005, 02:29 PM #18
Running over logs is also an excellent way to damage your vertical thrusters.
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