My 1999 quest van has a vibration at highway speed (>55mph) Motor mounts have been replaced, tires rotated and balanced 3 times,allignment done rear shocks replaced. I am considering buying new tires as the tires are over 4 years old and although tread is still good, there are tiny cracks on the side walls. Any suggestions?
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HI there! Do you feel the vibration in the steering wheel?
Yes, and in the seat
Ok,I have seen in the past where the brakes hang up a bit and cause the rotors to get hot. This causes them to warp and give you a vibration. This usually takes a couple of miles before it starts however. I have also seen the brake drums out of balance and cause vibrations. Drums in the rear and rotors are in the front. I would have these checked.
Well, this vibration started right after Ihad a brake job, rear brakes
did they put new drums on it?
Aftermarket drums or factory drums?
probably after market I got it done at pepboys
ok,I spent days chasing this problem and we even put new tires on the car for the customer and it wqas after I did a brake Job. I would have them put another different set of drums on it.
It really blew me away when the drums were the problem
The tiny cracks on the tires aren't causing this problem I am sure
ok will try this before buying new tires. Have to solve t his problem or get rid of the car because of a pending long distance move.
well,I think that most of us (techs) would not think of the drums, but it happened to me :) so that is why I am thinking of it. Like I said,I was completely surprised when I installed a different pair of drums and the problem was resolved
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