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Old 12-20-2013, 01:28 PM
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Hey guys. I need some help here. I don't have a membership with any other car forums so I'm going to ask it here. I also have a Toyota Prius. I just had a tie rod that broke fixed. The front right tire is new. And the front right strut. But AFTER I got it aligned. I'm having a front end sound and slight vibration anywhere about 45+. Any ideas? The way I would describe the sound would be a pulsing vibration. It gets louder the faster you go. The fastest I got it was around 60 before I started slowing down because the vibration was getting really loud. Forgive me for posting about a Toyota on a Ford ranger forum but I don't have time to join another forum.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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First off why we're those parts replaced? An accident? The wheel could be bent.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:01 PM
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Did they balance the new wheel/tire?
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Sounds like he just got a tire? If it was in an accident it could be a number of things. Jack up the front and see if the wheel moves. Wiggle it up and down.
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Or a new tire and front end alignment. Tire was balanced.
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Or a new tire and front end alignment. Tire was balanced.
What? What happened to the car that all this was done?
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What? What happened to the car that all this was done?
I meant to say "Got a new tire." But anyway. It seems just a tie rod broke but not sure. Haven't had this car since new. Or very long at all really. But was slowing down for a turn and was going about 35 and something happened. Because when I got to a stop. The tire was ripped off the rim and the tie rod was broken. So. I assume the tie rod broke and that turn turned all the way in and caused the tire to be pulled off the rim because the other tire was going straight. This was a really freak accident. Not sure. But the tie rod has been fixed and the tire was replaced and balanced. And I didn't notice this noise/vibration happening until after the alignment because it had a new tie rod installed. I drive it around and got it up to 50. And no noise. Got it back from alignment and the noise starts at 40ish.
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I feel like you could have a bent wheel or bearing. That wheel would have shot out and been 90 degrees compared to the other. That would put a ton of stress on the parts of the car. I would check the bearing by jacking it up and wiggle the tire for play. And for the rim being bent you could jack it up and put it on jack stands and start it and let it idle in gear with the front tires up and see if the tire wiggles at all. Or have someone drive it and drive next to it and look. That to me sounds like what could cause a vibration? Not sure
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I feel like you could have a bent wheel or bearing. That wheel would have shot out and been 90 degrees compared to the other. That would put a ton of stress on the parts of the car. I would check the bearing by jacking it up and wiggle the tire for play. And for the rim being bent you could jack it up and put it on jack stands and start it and let it idle in gear with the front tires up and see if the tire wiggles at all. Or have someone drive it and drive next to it and look. That to me sounds like what could cause a vibration? Not sure
Okay. Thanks. Any ideas I can get help a lot.
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That's where I would start. If you have wiggle in the wheel the bearing is bad.
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That's where I would start. If you have wiggle in the wheel the bearing is bad.
Something I'm worried about is this car is front wheel drive... So could it be a CV Axle?
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You didn't have it replaced? Get under the front and look at the axle. See if the boots are ripped. Grab it and see if it moves at all.
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You didn't have it replaced? Get under the front and look at the axle. See if the boots are ripped. Grab it and see if it moves at all.
Ill check it out tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:14 PM
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Alright.
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