2000 Lexus ES 300 sterring wheel shakes

Tiny
LEXUSPLAT
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  • 2000 LEXUS ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Is it this a rotor problem? I go about 60 and sometimes it feels as it if its shaking slightly but when I start to break and slow down I feel the shake in the wheel any ideas?


Also is it expensive to buy fog lights for a lexus or is the same as any other vehicle
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Monday, September 7th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Get a wheel balance done first and if you still feel any vibration under breaking have the rotors machined, you can fit any 12V fog lamp kit with out any problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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Thanks alot for your answer, I brought the car used so I was afraid I made the wrong choice I paid a very low price for the car so I assumed a few things would have to be adjusted being it has 92000 miles but I was told it was low for a lexus my neighbor has 220k on his and he says works perfectly amazing. Ok i'm getting my wheel balance tomorrow there doing the front wheel balance, is that alI need just the front? Im not to swift on cars so forgive me. And I will get some fog lights put in. When do you recommend timing belt change I was told 100k, and is it ok if I go to a side shop that works on lexus and toyotas? Because its half the cost. Any input would be great and thanks again if you have time to answer questions of mine
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

It would be a good idea to have a rotation & 4 wheel balance then you know that all will be ok, the general rule is steering wheel shimmy is front tyres, steering suspension or front rotors under braking, and general body vibration not felt in the steering will be rear wheel & drive line related, as for the timing belt, it will be ok to have a general workshop do the timing belt, get it replaced now, as it is due to be replaced, and engine damage will occur if it fails.

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 6:09 PM

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