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Old 09-08-10, 10:26 PM   #16
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Yea.
The first owner had two accidents. (female by the way -_-)
First accident was she hit something or another car on the left. The left side suspension was fix and all.

Second accident was she hit the curb real hard on the right side. I think she lost control in the snow or rain or something. She took it to fix the right side, but the mechanic only did a half *** job. She didnt know about the problem.

So I bought the car last year for cheap since I knew her. I bought the car at 34,000 miles for $5000!!! She didnt drive that much cause of the problem and her husband had another car. But I spent roughly $2500 or more to fix, since i need new rotors, brake pads, fix the right side suspension, new tires since the front side inner tire were balled out but the rest of the tire was good.

It was a great deal!
wow and I thought I got a good deal on mine!!
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Old 09-08-10, 10:45 PM   #17
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wow and I thought I got a good deal on mine!!
How much did you get yours?
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How much did you get yours?
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i got mine lexus pre-owned certified for 15k at 82k miles, had new rotors, new brake pads, new yoko tires, new timing belt, all new fluids, new serpentine belt, etc etc
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Sh!.T im having the same problem.. Rotors needs to be rotated.. problem should be fix
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hello all,
Thats too many problems, I thought it'd be either alignment or balancing only. Anyway I'll have my tires balanced first and see if the problem still exits.
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Sh!.T im having the same problem.. Rotors needs to be rotated.. problem should be fix
is the problem when you brake or just crusing?
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is the problem when you brake or just crusing?
both anything pass 50mph.. but stop when speed up 70mph+ so it start shaking. 45-65mph i think not to sure. Im just Effing used to it now so i be like Fckn it
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I think u got a warped rotor. You might need to change it
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To the original poster, go down the list I made from cheapest fix to the most expensive.
Spend $50 on alignment and $20 on tire balance or whatever it costs.
If the problem is still there move on to the next thing...

When you are getting your wheels balanced ask the mechanic to visually check the rotors, it's easy to see if the rotors are warped..

Yeah warped rotor will cause vibration.
if you have warped rotor don't even think about trying to fix the rotor
Just get new ones. Autozone is around $80 for a pair i think.

When rotor is warped it hits the brake and causes the vibration when driving.
Also when braking you can feel it too.
I drove around with a warped rotor for like a year, i got use to it.
Now that I have all new rotors and everything it feels soooooooooooo nice
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i would like he said do an alignment and wheel balance and if they dont work follow the list from there as those 2 are the cheaper ones on the list and the most obvious.

yes, vibration when braking is front brakes and rotors. anymore it is just as cheap to get new rotors rather than having your old ones turned, if they are even able to be turned. i drove around for about half a year with warped rotors on the front, can't say i ever totally got used to it as mine were warped really bad. they shook stopping at any speed. i ordered new ones in april and received them around june i believe. they were on back order from summit racing. cross drilled and slotted rotors for the front to match the cross drilled rotors someone had put on the rear before i bought the car, used carquest pads.
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i have this problem too.... i can't figure out what it is..
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Good news from me. I have decided to do the alignment first and rotate the tire first and then balance later. After alignment and rotate the tires my steering wheel has less vibration than before and sometime it does not happen at all. This week I will have my tire balanced and will post a result. Hopefully this will help some people who are having this problem.
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Good news from me. I have decided to do the alignment first and rotate the tire first and then balance later. After alignment and rotate the tires my steering wheel has less vibration than before and sometime it does not happen at all. This week I will have my tire balanced and will post a result. Hopefully this will help some people who are having this problem.
That is great!
I don't want to jinx you but I had the same issue and it all seemed great for a couple days, then the problem became worse and worse like how it was before.

You said you got your tires rotated too, so does the vibration still feel in the front (vibration in the steering wheel) or is it vibrating in the rear now!?!!?
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Good news from me. I have decided to do the alignment first and rotate the tire first and then balance later. After alignment and rotate the tires my steering wheel has less vibration than before and sometime it does not happen at all. This week I will have my tire balanced and will post a result. Hopefully this will help some people who are having this problem.
hopefully tire balancing will take care of the rest of your problem. thats good news though
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