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Toyota Highlander, Steering, SUV
Apr 19, 2003 (6:08 pm)
On that '67, what size tires do you have, and what is the nominal width of the wheels? A lot of those older Fords had very narrow wheels, and too wide tires can cause what you are describing.
Apr 19, 2003 (6:50 pm)
I went down to the Goodyear store where I had purchased the original RT/S Wranglers that could not be balanced. I politely requested a refund of my road warranty money, and they very promptly accommodated me. It was a pleasant surprise.
#18 of 25 Tires on 67 Ford
Apr 20, 2003 (3:37 am)
The tires currently on the car are 215/75/15; the owner's manual indicates the tires on a 67 Ford with the 390 were 8.15 x 15. I believe that is the size of the spare in the trunk, though I don't believe it is original.
The car also has gas shocks, obviously not original.
It is odd because sometimes the car is jet-smooth, but the problem seems to be mostly at the speeds mentioned above. I've considered whether the toe-in, camber, and caster settings are correct; I have the shop manual with the settings. Again, the tires show no unusual wear, just the whitewalls are getting dingy with age.
Apr 20, 2003 (10:29 pm)
My recollection is that 8.15 is in inches, and that 215 is in millimeters. Those two measurements are close approximations of one another, but the metric dimension is a bit wider than the other.
Apr 26, 2003 (8:42 am)
The removal of Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires from my Ranger pickup, and replacing them under warranty with Goodyear Fortera tires made a huge change for the better in my prior problem (which coincided with the title to this topic). It is now a moot point, because yesterday I traded in the truck on a 2003 Saturn Vue for my youngest daughter. She'll be driving off to college at her sister's alma mater, in the fall.
Apr 30, 2003 (3:56 pm)
You may have an once or two of water in one or more tires from someone's air hose. If they don't drain the tank from time to time water can settle in the hose. There is no easy way to tell, unless there is a lot in one.
May 02, 2003 (2:58 pm)
Is it ok to have one worn tire on the left front and the other on the right rear? I just went to Goodyear and got their $65 lifetime balancing and rotation, and that's how they put them. It rides quite well, and the vibration has been fixed. I bought all the tires (Goodyear Spectras) at the same time 2 years ago, but neglected to rotate them until now (stupid, I know). So, the two that were on the front of my Olds 98 were rather worn, while the two back ones looked almost new. I would think that the two worn ones should now both be in back, but does it matter?
May 03, 2003 (9:26 am)
You didn't give a lot of information on your situation, but from what you have said, it sounds like you let your tires "take a set" by not rotating them soon enough. I had four tires some years ago that I had to put back on the car in the original positions and leave them until I replaced them, because they wouldn't run smoothly after rotating. Your problem is a bit different. You had a vibration that was cured by the rotation. I wonder if they rebalanced your tires and that "cured" the vibration. From your description, I can only say I am puzzled why they seem to have mixed your tires around in the rotation, in a pattern not common. Perhaps you had better ask for an explanation. If you do, please post the answer here, so we can all satisfy our curiosity!
May 31, 2003 (6:54 am)
This is the topic you should review. Read the posts. You may find it useful in your situation.
#25 of 25 Vibration problem at 60mph
Jun 13, 2003 (2:33 pm)
My 01 HL has the vibration problem at 60mph. Dealer already do the tire balancing but it does not help much. Anyone has similar problem or suggestion?