Tires feel funny while driving

Tiny
KLHUDOCK64
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  • 2004 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 3.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 152,000 MILES
I am temporarily staying in a small town in PA and the roads here are very uneven and raised on some parts and not on others. While driving my tires just feel wobbly. I am running 235/75/ R16s on front with 33 PSI and 245/70/R16 on the back with 35 PSI. I jacked the vehicle up on the front to check each tire I pulled on them tried to move them and they are on tight. I do need an alignment as there is a slight pull and my front brakes are about 1/2 pads. When I am on smooth paved roads I cannot feel it as much. The past 3 years I have traveled a lot in 3 different vehicles back and forth to 3 different states. I'm a very cautious driver as I've seen a lot of accidents interstate driving. Maybe it's all in my head but I just do not like that feeling I feel. Even when I start my Liberty up and begin to back out of my gravel/stone parking space it's like I can feel something in the tires. Too many PSI? Not enough? Different size tires on the back? Bent rim? Broken belt? I know it could be a variety of things but I can't seem to find anything as of yet.
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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 AT 12:53 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Yes, I suspect a bad belt in the tire. When you have the tire off the ground, spin it and see if the tread wavers a little. That will indicate a failed belt.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-car-tires-work

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/wheel-removal-and-re-installation

Roy
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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 AT 5:04 AM
Tiny
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Well, I think I found the culprit. I was having the brake pads changed today front and rear and the passenger side rotor had a gouge in it on the inside and the drivers side pads were out on backwards like inside out. Never trust anything anyone says when buying used is what I've learned.
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Friday, April 16th, 2021 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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Wow, good find.

Looks like you need to do some brake work.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Roy
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Friday, April 16th, 2021 AT 3:20 PM

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