Q: After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking

asked by on

Lexus 330es 110K mi, In past five months: New timing belt and power steering pump, new struts, 2 sets of new wheel bearings/hubs (was told first ones were defective after finding out shop used aftermarket), Passenger side axle was leaking and replaced,
2 sets of new tires. First set when the timing belt was replaced. On the car now are 4 new Michelin tires,
2 alignments + balances. Neither of the alignments showed After all green. Latest alignment, one After reading was more than two degrees off.

Before all this work, car was making a drone mid-pitch smooth humming LOUD sound when going 45-65+. Sound would get louder while turning to change lanes or coming off an exit ramp 40+ mph. After all work thats been done, car is still making the loud sound between 45-65+mph. And theres more. The steering wheel vibrates somewhat with speed. And floorboard vibrates with speed, too. It almost feels like the wheels are wobbling through the floorboard now after the last alignment. $4K later..

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Feeling steering and suspension issues in the steering wheel is very common. While everything you have done is within reason, there are several components that need to be inspected or tested. You will want to make sure the steering linkage is clean, dry, and tight. In particular, check from the gear box, down the rack and pinion, and over to the tie rod ends. If they look bent, loose, have work seals, or dirty seals, then you want to replace the whole unit. Secondly, you want to make sure your brakes are not dirty, worn, or have debris stuck in them. If they are out of round they will cause issues similar to what you describe. Lastly, with the vehicle in the air, you can manipulate the tires back and forth, and up and down checking for excess play. For more help with diagnostics, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: VDC Off and Slip lights come on and speedometer stops working when driving car while Memoscan U581 is connected for Live Data

The scanner you have, and many other aftermarket scanners and those insurance devices that hook up to the OBD connector, are known to cause various problems that can arise way after the tools are removed. You should clear any codes...

Q: The battery light and the emergency brake light illuminate when I turn on the car. The car shakes when they are on.

Hello and thank you for your question. Check your alternator for voltage at low idle and when the engine is at 3,000 rpm. It sounds like the alternator is not producing enough voltage at a low rpm. The battery light...

Q: Scraping noise in front brakes

You should first lift wheel off the ground and support it. Then try wiggling the tire up and down or side to side to see if you feel any looseness in the wheel bearing and hub. Then spin the wheel...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.