1997 Toyota Avalon Q&A

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

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 -
Answer 1
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? -
Comment 1
just side to side -
Answer 2
i would seek diagnostic first and estimate. -
Answer 3
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! -