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1997 Toyota Avalon Question: i got a flat on the front,right passanger side.

 

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karina101, 3.0L V6, Cumberland, RI, April 03, 2013, 07:02
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i took the tire off and you can wiggle the hub with your hands. when i park the car straight, the driver side tire is in straight alignment. the front passanger tire is leaning outward. i was told it was the rack and pinion by one machanic. i was told it was the hub bearings by another.
i cant aford to take it to a garage, so im fixing it myself. i think that because im female. machanics are just giving me the run around

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 03, 2013, 07:15
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    sounds like the hub bearing has gone bad. if it was the rack and pinion i would think they would both wiggle. does it wiggle when you wiggle from top and bottom or just side to side?

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    karina101, April 03, 2013, 07:25
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    just side to side

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    ebans777 April 03, 2013, 07:15
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    i would seek diagnostic first and estimate.

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    pushrod April 03, 2013, 08:20
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    Either way this is not a DIY repair regardless of gender unless very car savvy!! Tough for a seasoned tech. with proper tools sometimes.
    Sorry, just the way it is!

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