2003 Toyota Corolla Q&A
2003 Toyota Corolla Question: We took our car back to the mechanic and ask that he check the car again.
He said the wheel bearings were not defective, and the noise was now the back wheel bearings. We had him replace those and the noise from the back was gone. The problem with the front I complained about was from worn rotors and brake pads. Rotors were to thin to turn again. We had this work done and he adjusted the idle up. Now what he did improved our car but I am hearing a whistling and I feel it is harder to steer the car. I told my husband the car was pulling drastically to the left and he said he told the mechanic it was out of alignment. Shouldn't this car have been aligned properly after putting all wheel bearing on, new rotors and new brake pads. I'm wondering if the whistling sound I heard and the rough ride was due to the mechanic not properly aligning the car after installing the new wheel bearings. I hope we didn't needlessly pay for new rotors and break pads when the issue could have been his failure to align the car after installing the wheel bearings. We are at a complete loss on what to do.... - n.y.
After alignment does it drive ok? - pushrod