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Offline surfivor

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Car Vibration
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:57:02 AM »
 My RAV4 sometimes has a vibration. This happened maybe 2 weeks ago as I was driving down the road. The vibration seemed really bad but I stopped the car and then started driving again and it went away. It was fine after that but today there was a significant and very noticeable vibration. It was noticeable around 35 or 40 MPH. After a short while, this vibration also went away

 I did notice something else. If you open the window in the back seat (either side), you can hear a kind of oscillating vibration that effects your ear in a weird way. This particular sound seems much more consistent or possibly it is happening all the time. If you open windows in the front seat, you don't hear it. I seem to be able to hear that even though the other more serious vibration has been more intermittent. The more serious and intermittent vibration does not need the window open to be noticed and is not just a sound but a vibration.

 I will probably have to call the mechanic this week is my guess, probably I will call him on Monday

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 11:26:26 AM »
Yep... sounds like a trip to the mechanic to me... maybe warped rotors, bad tie rods or something else with suspension? Or maybe uneven tire wear?

I'm just guessing, of course...

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 01:59:51 PM »
My Honda does this

Back window open you get a vibration, open front window opposite side it goes away.

I think it is cause they are built pretty air tight.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 02:32:36 PM »
 :popcorn:  I wanna' see where this goes.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 03:10:14 PM »

Is it likely something that is not serious? I am on vacation in two weeks and don’t want to have to deal with something while I am away in Maine.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 05:21:46 PM »
:popcorn:  I wanna' see where this goes.

 :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Actually our 2008 Chrysler makes a noise that sounds like vibration. Only hear it when all windows are down. No evidence on the tires or elsewhere.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 09:48:38 AM »
:popcorn:  I wanna' see where this goes.

Hopefully it stays here......




Sounds like possibly a tire is going bad. I would jack the rear up and manually inspect both tires by rotating and eyeballing them.

That would be a start

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 10:09:23 AM »
Reminds me of my old Roadrunner. Coming back from El Paso at a high rate of speed (hauling arse). Felt like a bump and the a lot of vibration. Stopped car, there was a large knot on the sidewall of one rear tire. It was a long was to Van Horn at 30 mph, vibrated any faster. Spare was flat.  ::)

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 10:45:05 AM »
Spare was flat.  ::)



One of those *Darnit* moments.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 05:35:32 PM »


One of those *Darnit* moments.

Yes, reason for slow trip to Van Horn and it was bald too, sheeeeeeeeeeettttttttttt. Survived.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 07:09:24 AM »
  Autos are so dependable these days that they often are neglected maintenance.

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Re: Car Vibration
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 06:51:09 AM »
I haven't had a flat tire since about 1994... (and I'm very happy about that). It could easily happen to me that I wouldn't notice that the spare was flat.