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Replaced tires, shocks, Wheeling bearings, new brakes, had two alignments done in the past two days, it still pulls to the left and shakes. I'm wondering if I have a bent rim.

2005 Toyota Camry with 270k
 

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Michael j fox jokes aside, if you had your tires balanced, the shop can tell if your rim is bent. If you didn't get them balanced, that should be the next step
 

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Can you post the alignment printout?
 

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Replaced tires, shocks, Wheeling bearings, new brakes, had two alignments done in the past two days, it still pulls to the left and shakes. I'm wondering if I have a bent rim.

2005 Toyota Camry with 270k
Try moving the rim/tire to another side or to the back and see if it changes.

Have you ever had the lug nuts come loose and not know it for a while? My daughter had this happen and it wore the lug holes and center of the rim that fits on the hub...it would not stay centered on spindle after that and would wobble a little.

Make sure there is no debris behind brake disk and wheel hub.

Check the drive axle CV joint, sometimes if they are worn they will go off center and become unbalanced at higher speeds, do you hear any "clicking" when making slow tight turns?

Maybe you have a stuck flap, trim tab out of alignment, or a wheel cover hanging up on the landing gear...:hmm:

Maybe trade it in for a newer model... it's only :cashwallet: !
 

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Was this a sudden thing or gradual over time? Maybe bushings?

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How old are the rubber bits on your suspension? Control arms?
 

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Brand new tires put on today. I have new control arms in the trunk I need to put on. The CV shaft is the original. My buddy thinks it might be that as well. I wasn't given an alignment printout, it was aligned this morning.
 

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You need to rule out worn front end components once the obvious stuff is checked. (Bent wheels should be very e-z to check for.)
 

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For the shaking, does it happen only when accelerating or does the shaking start at highway speeds?...on/off the gas doesnt matter?.

And as far as the pull, you need that alignment printout to see where you stand. If you have worn suspension components you also need to replace those parts first.
Also, If you have worn suspension parts the shop never should have aligned the car in the first place either.
 

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When you got the new tires, did it show up then? If so ask the shop to have them do what is called a road-force balance.

This is not the standard balancing procedure, it places weight on the tire while balancing to stimulate road conditions. It does a better job of distributing the weight correctly. Some cars are just more sensitive to poorly balanced tires and have to have that particular balancing procedure done

My Challenger had a vibration at 80+ after I had just gotten new tires, so I took it back to the shop and that's when I learned about that road-force balance procedure. It got rid of the vibration I was experiencing. Had to pay a bit extra for them to do it over the standard balancing procedure.
 

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When you got the new tires, did it show up then? If so ask the shop to have them do what is called a road-force balance.

This is not the standard balancing procedure, it places weight on the tire while balancing to stimulate road conditions. It does a better job of distributing the weight correctly. Some cars are just more sensitive to poorly balanced tires and have to have that particular balancing procedure done

My Challenger had a vibration at 80+ after I had just gotten new tires, so I took it back to the shop and that's when I learned about that road-force balance procedure. It got rid of the vibration I was experiencing. Had to pay a bit extra for them to do it over the standard balancing procedure.
That's if his shop has the right Hunter equipment. Agreed it's far superior than a standard balance.

Sammich - I may have missed it in this thread but are you sure your left front brake isn't hanging up?
 

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A road force balance is definitely worth it. Any reading over 15 to 20 lbs is excessive for a passenger car in my experience.

With that said I have had best luck doing a standard balance and driving some miles to "break in" the new tires. I have seen stupid high road force numbers on a brand new tire that hasn't rolled down the road yet. But after driving 50 mile to 100 miles that number will drop significantly.

Of course you could have a bad axle or a bushing that is shot.

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I feel your pain. In my youth I owned a Porsche 914. A beautiful little silver car in perfect condition. Unfortunately it did the shake thing between 55 and 65 or so. I had multiple alignments with no change. I couldn’t afford new tires so I lived with it. I always thought this car, then called the poor man’s Porsche, or the Porsche Volkswagen would someday be a classic car. They can bring $15,000 to over $100,000 now. Mine was an low horsepower car so not nearly as valuable. I loved that gutless thing except the shake thing that was so frustrating. Good luck.
 

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