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tire or wheel problem fixed itself? I'm confused.

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Feb 12, 2014, 7:36 AM

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A week ago my wife's car had a loud vibration in what i assumed was the tires or wheels whenever the car went over 40 mph, and got louder the faster i went. I noticed the front left tire looked a little low, and I was taking it in for an oil change anyway that day so i had them fill up the tire too. When I left it still had the same vibration all the way home. The car just sat in our garage for most of the last week with my wife driving it just around locally and I took it this morning with the plan to drop it off somewhere on my lunchbreak to get it checked out, but the vibration seems to be gone. I got it up to 90 mph and noticed nothing. Can anyone explain to me what might have happened?


oh yeah, the car is an 2003 acura tl 3.2L with about 125,000 miles on it.

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Feb 12, 2014, 7:51 AM

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"Tire looked low"

OK - It was filled but how low was it? Low enough to damage it inside - belts or even odd wear? Just that ONE was low and others not if so it clearly has a problem so even if just low pressure alone was enough there's a problem with that still lurking.

I'd have that tire checked for where it's leaking but still have it taken off rim for full inspection for evidence of damage or defect. Always make sure front end parts are good if you have to ask for periodic inspection,


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Feb 12, 2014, 8:06 AM

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Actually, to me it looked low but when they checked it, it was the same PSI that was listed on my door, they told me the tires on my car werent the same size that originally came with the car though and they filled all my tires to the PSI on the tire, which was higher than what was listed on my car door. I was a little weary about that and wondered if they may have overfilled my tires.

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Feb 12, 2014, 8:22 AM

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Since the tires on the car are the only part of the car that the dealer is not responsible for, their pressure recommendation usually tilts more to the side of comfort than tire wear. You can usually get better wear if you add 3-4 PSI over what the factory recommends. The tire itself should have a maximum inflation pressure stamped on the side of it.


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