Tires and Wheels problem
2008 Saturn Outlook 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 58000 miles
I am having problems with vibrations once I reach 55mph. The vibrations are worse at 55 and get a little better the closer to 75mph that I drive. I had a 4wheel alignment done about 2 months ago and then purchased 4 new tires. Within a few days of purchasing the new tires I started having problems with the vibration. This was not a problem with the old tires. I took the car back and had the balancing redone. Still vibrating. I took the car and had the alignment checked and the suspension checked. Both checked out okay. I am still having vibration. I have taken the car back a third time to have the balance checked again and asked that the tires be checked for being either out of round or having a knot. Everything checked out and they used a different machine to balance the tires that time. Again after a couple of days I noticed the vibrations again. What else can I have checked. I am very frustrated with the entire situation.
First of all thank you so much for your donation. If you never had the vibration before you got the tire's I would suspect the tire's or the rim's or possibly what they did when they changed them. Do you have stock or aftermarket wheel's?Is the vibration in the front of the car or the back?If you rotate the wheel's from front to back does the vibration follow the wheel's being moved?
June, 9, 2010 AT 10:56 PM
I am an 08 Saturn owner with 110K on the car. I had a similar issue, among many others with this car and my vibration was due to a bad rear wheel bearing. Right rear to be specific. I changed tires, rotated, balanced. You name it and ultimately, I had a bad rear wheel bearing. My car is an FWD XR model. Hope this helps.