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I get an odd vibration that can be felt in the steering wheel between 20mph and 50mph. I get this under load or coasting. Once on the highway above 50mph the car rides smooth as silk.

At my last oil change with the dealer I had them rotate and balance the tires. I told them of the vibration and asked them to give it a look over. They said everything looks good but I still have the vibration. Any ideas?
 

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it only happens when you have the foot on the gas between 20-50? i would think its the tires.. unbalanced

my does the same thing once i hit 65+ or 70+..

but if it happens when you brake im sure it would be your brakes.. rotors
 

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to me, sounds like tire balance or maby an unevenly worn brake rotor. mine does the same between 55 and 65, but it smoothes out underlaod a bit. i know its either tire balance or my screwed up steering box. one thing to try is to replace one of the wheels on the front with ur spair and take it outfor a drive. then do the same to the other side., if the vibration changes, its a balance issue, if not ull know to look else where.
 

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If rebalancing of the tires doesn't cure the problem, I have another suggestion to bring up. If you rotated the tires front to back, after not having rotated them for quite a while (say 20,000 miles or more), then it could be caused by the former rear tires now in the front. Tires left on the rear too long can develop cupping from all the bouncing they are subjected to on the rear of the car. Since Camrys are front wheel drive cars with something like a 65% to 35% front to back weight distribution, (like most front wheel drive cars), the rear tires don't carry that much weight. As a result, they bounce quite a bit while driving. This constant bouncing without proper rotation can result in cupping of the rear tires. You don't generally feel the problem while the tires are still on the rear of the car. Move those tires to the front and you feel the problem created by the cupping. To varify this problem you can try rotating the tires yourself front to back and then taking the car for a ride. If the problem goes away, you have isolated the problem to the cupping of the former rear tires, now once again in the rear. Your only alternative is to get 2 new tires and put them in the front with the old front tires once again being rotated to the rear. Then I would suggest rotating your tires at least every 7500 miles.

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keep in good practice and rotate every other oil change.
this topic has been brought up many times and the solutions/suggestions offed above are all valid.
 

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Thanks for the info...so you guys tend to believe it’s the tires more then suspension? I was thinking it was more suspension since it was happening both when on the gas or off.
 

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93viking said:
Thanks for the info...so you guys tend to believe it’s the tires more then suspension? I was thinking it was more suspension since it was happening both when on the gas or off.

The tire/wheel combination is rotating both when on and off the gas; as long as the car is moving.

Mike
 
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