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Intermittent shimmy - occurs and stops. 2012. Not tried

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Intermittent shimmy - occurs...

Intermittent shimmy - occurs and stops

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2012

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not tried aanything

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Vehicle has 84,000 kilometers

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: carguy1, auto technician replied 5 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: carguy1, auto technician replied 5 months ago

I would start by checking the front brake pads. If they are stuck in the caliper brackets they could be causing the brakes to heat up and warp the rotors. This will cause a shimmy that's intermittent depending on how long you have driven after the last stop.

This could also be a loose wheel bearing. Normally if it is though, you would hear some humming or growling at certain speeds. But these are the things I would check first.

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Toyota Mechanic: carguy1, auto technician replied 4 months ago

Thought I would check and see how you are making out with this?

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