Tires and Wheels problem
2000 Mercury Cougar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 88000 miles
2000 mercury cougar 4 wheel disc brakes (not sure if that is important) car had original 215/50/16 tires. had the car stored for about 6 months in 2007. when i got the car out of storage in december, it had a healthy vibration at about 50 plus mph. I just thought that the tires had flat spots. I switched out the rims and tires with aftermarket rims and tires 225/45/17. still getting the vibration, not as bad but still very very noticeable (and probably dangerous) and its still happening around 60 plus mph. ordered the wheel package online, and they were supposed to come already balanced. so after feeling the vibration, i had an alignment and balance at a local tire shop. thought it fixed it a little bit temporarily (maybe just psychologicial). but problem remains now for sure. could this really be a tire balance problem or something with the suspension, maybe? I don't want to have a blowout or something or damage the brand new tires. Also the car is pulling to the right.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 25th, 2008 AT 4:46 PM