I know the subject of vibration has been covered a million times, but even through searching I could not find what I needed. I've listed my experiences as in detail as possible. Any useful information is appreciated!
There is a slight vibration from what feels like the front half of the car, and it'* most noticable through the steering wheel, it increases as speeds increase. Up until 65-70mph, it'* not all that noticable, but you can see and feel the steering wheel vibrate, as well as the front passenger seat.
Now, when you hit about 65mph, it starts to become much more noticable. By 70-72mph, the car is vibrating much more noticably, as you can see and feel in the steering wheel, and the sun visors, passenger seat, etc.
, sometimes when driving past 70mph, the steering starts to twitch left and right on it'* own and becomes extremely light/loose, causing the car to wander, and feel fairly unstable at those high speeds.
Past 84mph or so, the vibration and the wandering seem to become much less
- I Have 4 Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tires on, with very little wear.
I haven't driven much since they were new (about 10K mi), no not noticing any unusual wear patterns yet.)
- I Have had the tires balanced tw
ice, supposively the first time (according to the previous owner/dealer, it seemed to help, but since I never drove the car, I can't say I know what the severity of the symptoms were beforehand.)
- The tires have been rotated
more than once, didn't really do anything.
- The passenger front wheel bearing
has been replaced. Both are now in good condition, no play
when I had the car jacked up.
- The brake rotors
have been turned, seems to have gotton rid of the horrible shake when braking
- The struts
are in good shape, they are not that old, and they work smoothly and quietly over bumps.
- Suspension components
seem to be in good shape, with no strange noises over bumps, no play in any direction in the wheels.
appear to be in good condition, no noticable damage.
- Transmission is is good shape (except the pressure control solenoid at times, ugh), and all the mounts to the engine and transmission appear to be in good condition (doubt even a bad mount would cause wandering though).