2000 Chevy Impala

Tiny
LONEWOLF2810
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 228,000 MILES
I just had new tires and a 4 wheel alignment done to my car. Now when I am driving I can feel a vibration like a tire is out of round or has a knot on it. I have taken it back to the tire shop and I personally checked the tires. Nothing that you can see, it feels like it is in the front passenger side. Could it be the strut or what? I am lost.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 4:42 PM

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Tiny
TAKECHARGESARGE
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If the problem was not there before the tires were installed, there's no reason to think that it isn't the tires, or something in the installation, that's causing the problem now.

The first thing I would do is remove the wheel and ensure there is nothing preventing a good fit-up, then reinstall the wheel and ensure lugnuts are torqued properly.
Second, I would get the tire rebalanced.
Third, I would check the tire for an out of round condition.
Fourth, I would move the wheel to the driver side of the car and see if the problem follows it. If it does, there's most likely a problem with that tire. If the problem remains on the passenger side, then I'd look at maybe replacing struts.

Good Luck,

TakeChargeSarge
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 1:52 PM

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