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    Need some help diagnosing car problem

    Just bought a used 2010 Lexus ES with 37k miles on it.

    I had to get the tires rebalanced and roadforced because I was getting alot of vibrations on the road(passenger seat shakes). I also replaced one tire because it couldn't be fixed. Now ride comfort went from a 4 to an 8. However, on the highway, at times the car feels like the tires lost traction for a slight second and is moving on its on(even though its not, it just feels like it). The Lexus mechanic took a look and said only the CV boots needed to be replaced but I think he's bsing just to get more money.

    But what do you think this problem could be due to?
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    Have you had it aligned?
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    Aren't you the tire expert?
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    Originally Posted by keyboardworkout View Post
    Have you had it aligned?
    The tires on the car were replaced in 2017 and have only 7k miles on them. I believe the owner had an alignment when they replaced the tires because I have the records showing it. Everything is in the green.

    I don't want to get an alignment for $100 if its not necessary. I don't believe alignments would make the car feel wobbly for half a second on the highway and then go away. But I could be wrong.
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    Replaced one tire out of four, just LOL.
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    Originally Posted by jamalfudge View Post
    Aren't you the tire expert?

    lol at "top tier tire researcher" getting played by higher test tradies and OP not having the manly knowledge to understand if they are playing him.

    If OP was in prison he would be passed around for cigarettes.
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    Originally Posted by Anachron View Post
    Replaced one tire out of four, just LOL.
    Lol I usually advise against doing that but these tires are fairly new. Plus it wouldve been too expensive for all 4 tires.
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    Replace all tires and get an alignment. Go to Firestone Complete Auto care.
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    Originally Posted by DoragonKingu View Post
    Replace all tires and get an alignment. Go to Firestone Complete Auto care.
    No can do. Too expensive.
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    I know this is a troll thread and somehow you're not red anymore... but I'll bite: replacing one tire is bad mkay, if it's the front do both fronts, if it's the rear same thing. Your alignment is out of whack, get it aligned, that is all.
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    Originally Posted by KilaByte View Post
    I know this is a troll thread and somehow you're not red anymore... but I'll bite: replacing one tire is bad mkay, if it's the front do both fronts, if it's the rear same thing. Your alignment is out of whack, get it aligned, that is all.
    The other tires are only 7k old. I just dont see how the alignment can be out of wack is it was done 7k miles ago.


    But i will get one tmr and report back.
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    Originally Posted by tunafishha View Post
    No can do. Too expensive.
    All that money you saved not paying for insurance should cover it.
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    Obvious troll, but will contribute.

    Never replace just one tire, this is car basics 101. If you do, make sure you rotate it to the rear. If car still shakes, get an alignment done.
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    Originally Posted by akmerle View Post
    Obvious troll, but will contribute.

    Never replace just one tire, this is car basics 101. If you do, make sure you rotate it to the rear. If car still shakes, get an alignment done.
    Its fine to replace one tire if the others are fairly new. The car isn't shaking as bad anymore. The problem is that the car feels like its moving on its own for a slight second.
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    Tires losing traction on the highway? Like the engine revs freely or without any acceleration while in Drive? .......cause that would be a transmission issue boyo
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    Originally Posted by bsmit107 View Post
    Tires losing traction on the highway? Like the engine revs freely or without any acceleration while in Drive? .......cause that would be a transmission issue boyo
    No that's not it. Honestly I think its just the road that I was driving on. It causes a floaty feeling in the tires.
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    I know this is kind of out there but make sure the suspension is tight and there is nothing moving that shouldn't be moving. Really need to find someone who knows what they are doing, they will charge, but they will have an answer and from what it sounds like this could be a safety issue.
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