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#3893 of 3978 Toyota Solara Vibration at Highway Speed
Jul 27, 2008 (5:32 am)
I bought a 2001 Toyota Camry Solara with 95.000 Miles in it.
The car have a vibration over 60 mph, i can feel it through the entire body and also in the steering wheel, and it comes from the front of the car. No change when decreasing / increasing the speed (only if it goes below 60 then the vibration goes away) , and also braking do nothing with it, the vibration not getting stronger/weaker, and the car is going perfectly straight at braking. The car have a brand new set of tires, all wheel balanced (twice) , and alignment is done by a Toyota recommended Garage.
Any idea would be greatly appreciated.
#3894 of 3978 Re: Toyota Solara Vibration at Highway Speed
Jul 27, 2008 (7:09 am)
I had a very similar problem with a Highlander. Even though the vehicle was brand new, it was the TIRES! If you didn't have the problem before the new set of tires, that may be the problem. I changed from the Goodyears to Michelins after only 500 miles and the problem entirely went away.
#3895 of 3978 Re: Toyota Solara Vibration at Highway Speed [buppers]
Jul 29, 2008 (10:41 am)
thank you for the reply, but sadly that cannot be the solution for my problem, beacuse i had that problem with my old set of tires too. This was one of the reasons of getting a brand new set of tires.
#3896 of 3978 Re: Toyota Solara Vibration at Highway Speed [bocy75]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:27 pm)
It sure sounds like balance. I'd go to another tire shop and re-balance all 4 tires.
#3897 of 3978 Re: Toyota Solara Vibration at Highway Speed [bocy75]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I also agree that if it isn't the tires themselves, it sure sounds like a balance problem. Please let us know how this is resolved. Good Luck!
#3898 of 3978 I had this problem...
Aug 01, 2008 (7:59 am)
with a '95 Aurora - I bought one of the first - Olds finally ended up replacing ALL 4 rotors and spindles - they even flew an engineer from Detroit to oversee and investigate the problem. Problem fixed. Glad I didn't need to pay for it! It is possible that it is not tires/balancing. Sorry for the bad news.
PS: I still have the car with ~13,000 miles on it - it has never seen rain or snow.
#3899 of 3978 Foglights W/O Headlights?
Jan 30, 2009 (11:50 pm)
I have a 2001 Solara Conv. SE and I was wondering if there is a way to make it so that I can have my parking lights AND fog lights on WITHOUT having to have the headlights on.
#3900 of 3978 Re: Foglights W/O Headlights? [GrahamDennis]
Feb 13, 2009 (11:52 pm)
The simplest way to do that would be to install a dedicated switch and relay, which would connect power to the fog lights when the relay was activated, independently of any other electrical accessories. For example; a 12 volt, 20 amp, single pole, double throw headlight relay; and a 5 amp, single pole, single throw toggle switch could be wired so that when the relay was not energized (in the normally closed mode), the fog lights would be connected to the normal headlight circuit. When the relay coil was energized (by the dash mounted switch); the fog light contact in the relay would disconnect from the headlight circuit, and switch over to the vehicle's power lead. And that would turn the fog lights on. This is hardly rocket science; a competent automotive electrical techncian should be able to visualize and install this circuit with a minimum of difficulty.
#3901 of 3978 Re: Foglights W/O Headlights? [GrahamDennis]
Feb 15, 2009 (7:40 pm)
Why??? I have been steeped in cars for many years. I have an '04 Solara with fog lights. When "Fog Lights" came into the scene, people seem to think their cars are Christmas Trees without thinking of other people on the road. First of all, fog lights are abusive to oncoming traffic like high beams, secondly they only have minimal effect in foggy or snowy conditions. As a car salesman at delivery, I recommend to all of my customers to use them judiciously.
#3902 of 3978 AUX MP3 whine
Feb 16, 2009 (1:27 pm)
New 08 Solara. MP3 player whines . Pitch changes with acceleration. Not too loud but annoying.
Any ideas or experience?