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hl0m4n2010-08-18 00:40:38 +0000 #1
this is my mom's car but hopefully you guys will still help out . she has a acura rdx.

all 4 tires are almost out of tread (still usable but almost out). we replaced the driver front tire as it was alot more worn out than the others.

after replacing this one tire at 80+ mph the steering wheel would vibrate/shake. when i am on a straight road and let go of the steering wheel the car still goes straight but you can see the steering wheel just shaking/vibrating.

now could this be because the guy balanced the tire wrong or can it be since i only got 1 new tire and the other are low on tread, the car is not riding balanced?

could it be a wheel bearing or something else? help much appreciated, thanks guys.
michaelthepsycho2010-08-18 00:51:59 +0000 #2
I'm going to guess from experience it's either balance or alignment. One new tire is taller; not significantly but enough to throw off factory specs. Get it checked soon. I've lost a set of wheels this way...
BayMoWe3352010-08-18 00:55:59 +0000 #3
Set of 4 new tires will do the trick.
ArabianSensation2010-08-18 01:13:08 +0000 #4
Always replace 2 or all 4 tires.... That's why you have a problem, you only replaced one and the others are very worn down.
lilballa2010-08-18 01:28:00 +0000 #5
yeah, replace the other front tire or just replace all the tires. If that doesn't work, you probably have a bent wheel which would explain the excessive wear on the just one tire.
beneliezer2010-08-18 02:15:35 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by michaelthepsycho

I'm going to guess from experience it's either balance or alignment. One new tire is taller; not significantly but enough to throw off factory specs. Get it checked soon. I've lost a set of wheels this way...

care to elaborate how this happened? i have slight vibration on a new set of wheels i recently installed, wouldnt want to 'lose' the set

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