When leaving the freeway my car shakes badly for some reason as I am slowing down once I have reduced my speed the shaking stops I have replaced both front and rear struts and tire rods the shop that I took it to says they are to busy to drive it I just would like to know what I am missing could it be the brakes what am I missing here and NO I will not take it to the same shop again.
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1999 Toyota Solara
Question: Why Is My Car Still shaking badly as I am slowing down?
Answer #1Wellington Brake March 05, 2012, 10:55Rookie
More Info would be needed. ASSUMING that the previous work was done correctly and why the car went in in the first place, is the car shaking, or the steering wheel? If it is the steering wheel, check the tires for both tire pressure & balance.
ReplyTeex, March 11, 2012, 10:56Rookie
I am so sorry I took it in because the steering wheel had been vibrating it was so annoying now after doing the following Front and Rear Struts,
and I still have some steering wheel vibration and car shakes while I am slowing down especially when I am dropping from 65-70 yes I am a female and I have no idea what else could be wrong Please HELP Thanks.
ReplyWellington Brake, March 11, 2012, 12:06Rookie
It sounds like all of the right things were done up front. Have the tire pressure checked and have the tires balanced. Almost EVERY car that comes into my shop has low to extremely low tire pressure. If you are running regular air, check the tire pressure at least once per month, and twice a month wouldn't hurt. If you are driving the car, say to the gas station and then checking the air the tires will be warm, so add 2 lbs to the recommended pressure.
The recommended pressure for your car will be inside of the drivers door jamb, or on the door itself. Most vehicles will state something like 32lbs front, 32lbs rear. Usually only SUV's & trucks have different front/rear pressures. This is the pressure you use, NOT the pressure stated on the tire. That is a maximum pressure that the tire is rated for.
You should have nitrogen put in the tires for two reasons. #1 - It leaks out much less slowly than plain air. You can lose 2-5 lbs per month with normal air, as compared to 1-2 lbs over 6 months with nitrogen. #2 By using nitrogen, the average 15k mile per year driver will save $350 per year because of increased gas mileage (less rolling resistance building up) and less tire wear.
ReplyTeex, April 02, 2012, 18:59Rookie
Thanks great advice I have since found the problem turns out it needed inner tie rods it only had outer tie rods so now the shaking and steering wheel vibration has stopped Thanks All that helped.