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  • joann
    joann - 1995 Toyota Corolla - Steering & Suspension - 5 hours ago
    What would cause my wheel to stop rolling while backing up?
    I have replaced both cv axles, the struts and mounts, ball joints and bearings recently.some times when I back up the tire on right front wont roll
     
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  • joann
    joann - 1995 Toyota Corolla - Steering & Suspension - 7 hours ago
    What can cause a rolling rattle in front of my 1995 Toyota corolla?
    I have replaced both axles struts and mounts,ball joints,bearings.and have a bad rattled in the front .only after I have been on the road for a few or hit a bump. then it don't stop
     
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  • T
    T - 1989 Toyota Celica - Steering & Suspension - 4/26/2015
    While driving I noticed that my car seems to vibrate and makes noise. Steering wheel shakes etc.
    I has an alignment yesterday and tire rotation but it didn't resolve. Someone said it may steering mechanism or bearings? Can anyone advise and also what would reasonable repair be? I am original owner and car has 98000 miles.
     
    • Jimm
      4/26/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn front hub bearing, worn front suspension bushing, worn front suspension component, tire or wheel out of balance, tire or wheel out of round, tire tread separation or defect.
  • jwebb0093
    jwebb0093 - 2005 Toyota Tacoma - Steering & Suspension - 4/24/2015
    If you have the complete wheel hub assembly with the wheel bearings in it, do you still have to use a press to put the h
    if you have the complete wheel hub assembly with the wheel bearings in it, do you still have to use a press to put the hub on the spindle or can you do it without a press
     
    • Teddy B
      4/24/2015 Teddy B
      Bolts on

      Watch the You Tube Video

      Replace both sides when one side fails
  • Bo
    Bo - 2008 Toyota Camry - Steering & Suspension - 4/21/2015
    Power steering not working right
    Making squealing noises and it's hard to turn wheel. Plenty of fluid and it actually is forcing fluid out of the resivour like it has too much pressure.
     
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  • Livhussey
    Livhussey - 2000 Toyota Corolla - Steering & Suspension - 4/13/2015
    Shaking and vibration of wheel and car from 60mph-75mph. Already rotated and balanced tires.
    I often have my tires rotated and balanced because it seems to help. It still shakes a lot though, all tires filled up and on well,
     
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  • Eddy
    Eddy - 1992 Toyota Camry - Steering & Suspension - 4/3/2015
    How long should it take to remove/replace the rack and pinion?
    suggested repair, bought the part, gave it to my mechanic, looks fairly easy...just wondering how long it generally takes...
     
    • Jimm
      4/3/2015 Jimm
      Maybe 2-3 hours labor time.The exact cost will depend on the shop labor rate per hour.
  • dragonfly80
    dragonfly80 - 1999 Toyota Camry - Steering & Suspension - 3/29/2015
    Wheel sounds wobbly
    At about 60 miles an hour it sounds like one of my wheels is wobbling.
     
    • Jimm
      3/29/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn front or rear hub bearing, worn suspension bushing, worn suspension component, tire or wheel out of balance, tire or wheel out of round.
  • Shia86
    Shia86 - 1999 Toyota Corolla - Steering & Suspension - 3/12/2015
    What is fair labor charge? Front brake pads and new rotors and shock strut replacement front only.
    I have a 99 corolla . Needs brakes and struts.just doing front. Getting a non mechanic to do it. If I buy all the parts what should he expect for labor?total so far is almost 500 including rotors. What is a fair labor price considering I am buying the parts.
     
    • Jimm
      3/12/2015 Jimm
      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.
      The front disc brake pads are around $7.00 per set, the front rotors are around $8.70 each,and the front strut assemblies are around $25.00 each for your vehicle.

      The labor charges will vary - you can simply call a local repair shop or two in your area to get an idea of the various labor charges for this work. Most repair shops charge anywhere from $55.00 to over $120.00 per hour as the shop rate - so get at least two estimates for the same work; parts and labor listed as separate items.

      One final question - why get a non-mechanic to perform the work? This is like having a non-doctor perform surgery on you!
  • Thespinoola
    Thespinoola - 1994 Toyota Celica - Steering & Suspension - 3/10/2015
    Why do I hear a rubbing noise constantly?
    Recently I was in an auto accident, long story short driver ran red light and the impact sent me into a pole. My front right tire was damaged when it hit a curb before hitting the pole and I didn't know, so I attempted to drive home and had to stop once I realized I ...
     
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  • Donna
    Donna - 2005 Toyota Highlander - Steering & Suspension - 3/5/2015
    How much would labor and parts be for a front driver side control arm and ball joint and then a front end alignment.
    How much would labor and parts be for a front driver side control arm and ball joint and then a front end alignment.
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2015 Jimm
      Parts are the least expense; the front lower control arms (with ball joints) cost around $35.00 each for your vehicle. Always replace the steering /suspension /brake components in sets/ pairs -for safety sake.
      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.

      The labor for the replacement and alignment will vary from repair shop to repair shop.
  • Donna
    Donna - 2005 Toyota Highlander - Steering & Suspension - 3/5/2015
    How much would labor and parts be for a front driver side control arm and ball joint and then a front end alignment.
    How much would labor and parts be for a front driver side control arm and ball joint and then a front end alignment.
     
    • Jimm
      3/5/2015 Jimm
      Parts are the least expense; the front lower control arms (with ball joints) cost around $35.00 each for your vehicle. Always replace the steering /suspension /brake components in sets/ pairs -for safety sake.
      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.
  • paul stampleman
    paul stampleman - 2008 Toyota Highlander - Steering & Suspension - 3/5/2015
    My highlander HV 2008 tailgate does not respond to the auto-buttons. It beeps twice instead and the gate remains open.
    why
     
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  • NATHAN
    NATHAN - 1997 Toyota T100 - Steering & Suspension - 2/20/2015
    What else do I need to remove to replace my cv axle shafts
    I have a Haynes repair manual and ive done everything it says to. But when I go to install the new cv axle shaft it is not very easy.
     
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  • Renee
    Renee - 2002 Toyota Sienna - Steering & Suspension - 2/12/2015
    My car is making a wind/whistle sound when diving. Is this due to a bad wheel alignment done?
    I have a 2002 Toyo Sienna, got all 4 new tires & wheel alignment in Aug. 30, 2014 (milage 90114). On Jan. 31, 2014 (milage 91652) I took my car to the shop to repair a tire that had a screw in it. They advised me that I needed a wheel alignment. On 2/4/2015 (milage ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      First question - why all the alignments? What explanation is given?
      Jimm
      2/7/2015 Renee
      Hi Jimm, When I asked how can that be that I just got 4 new tires and a wheel alignment done from them 5 months ago and only dove 1579 miles in that 5 months they said it happens driving on bad roads and hitting potholes can make you need a wheel alignment done again. (On the test printout it says failed: Front Total Toe and Rear Camber) But, now I am hearing that wind/whistle sound when I drive.
      Jimm
      2/7/2015 Renee
      Hi Jimm, When I asked how can that be that I just got 4 new tires and a wheel alignment done from them 5 months ago and only dove 1579 miles in that 5 months they said it happens driving on bad roads and hitting potholes can make you need a wheel alignment done again. (On the testprintout it says failed: Front Total Toe and Rear Camber) But, now I am hearing that wind/whistle sound when I drive
    • Renee
      2/9/2015 Renee
      Hi Jimm, When I asked how can that be that I just got 4 new tires and a wheel alignment done from them 5 months ago and only dove 1579 miles in that 5 months they said it happens driving on bad roads and hitting potholes can make you need a wheel alignment done again. (On the test printout it says failed: Front Total Toe and Rear Camber) But, now I am hearing that wind/whistle sound when I drive.
    • Jimm
      2/9/2015 Jimm
      Check the alignment warranty - should not need frequent alignments. There may be worn parts; front wheel or hub bearing - as example. The alignment shop should check the condition and report any such issues to you before attempting an alignment.
      Jimm
      2/10/2015 Renee
      The wheel alignment that I got on Jan. 31, 2015 was on done free of charge because it was covered under the alignment warranty that was done on Aug. 30, 2014. So, the wind sound I am hearing now after the wheel alignment done on Jan. 31, 2015 could just be another problem and not from the wheel alignment done wrong or poorly?
      Jimm
      2/11/2015 Renee
      The wheel alignment that I got on Jan. 31, 2015 was on done free of charge because it was covered under the alignment warranty that was done on Aug. 30, 2014. So, the wind sound I am hearing now after the wheel alignment done on Jan. 31, 2015 could just be another problem and not from the wheel alignment done wrong or poorly?
    • Renee
      2/11/2015 Renee
      The wheel alignment that I got on Jan. 31, 2015 was on done free of charge because it was covered under the alignment warranty that was done on Aug. 30, 2014. So, the wind sound I am hearing now after the wheel alignment done on Jan. 31, 2015 could just be another problem and not from the wheel alignment done wrong or poorly?
    • Jimm
      2/12/2015 Jimm
      There may be worn parts; front wheel or hub bearing - as example. The (any) alignment shop should check the condition and report any such issues to you before attempting an alignment.