I have a standard 2008 Mazda 3 that is experiencing "violent" vibration at hwy speeds while driving, not when breaking. The vibration is felt on the front and most prominently on the right hand side. The shaking is not felt at speeds below 49 or above 65 mph. I have taken it to several places and every shop is giving me a different answer. The tires are almost new, name brand and good quality. I have replaced the front rotors and pads, and balanced and aligned tires once again. There seems to be nothing bent or damaged on the rims and it has not been in any accidents. One shop said I had to replace the shocks and struts, other said it was the axle, another said it was probably the bushings. Please help! I do not want to start spending all this money in replacing parts that might not be necessary and end up not solving the problem. What could it be?
One thing I must note, I replaced the original lug bolts with some wheel nut locks from Autozone to prevent my tires from getting stolen as it has happened to me before. I don't recall if the vibration started after or before I did this. However, when I got the second wheel alignment I had the shop replace 3 of these nut locks with the original bolts and only left one on each tire but was told by a mechanic that this wasn't the cause of the vibration.
Any suggestions as to what could be happening?
have the same problem?
Monday, May 19th, 2014 AT 8:30 AM