Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car is very hard to turn at low speeda but even if i try to pick up speed the car shakes really bad. Wnt let me go over 40 mph

asked by on

We have a lot of pot holes where i live so i dnt know if that messed up the car. The car has no visible leaks. All fluids was changed in march. It jus happen out of no where when driving.

My car has 185000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It appears that you may have more than one ...

It appears that you may have more than one situation going on with your Lexus here. First, lets address the hard steering. Hard steering could be the cause of a bad pressure sensor, a failing power steering pump, a bent or failed component in the steering or suspension system, or even tires with low air.

As for the car shaking badly, this could be the symptom of a larger issue, such as a bent or failed steering or suspension component, as mentioned earlier, or it could be a separate concern all together, such as tires being out of balance. Considering all of the problems your Lexus is experiencing thus far, I could not imagine wanting to drive more than 40 mph. This too can be a symptom of one of the possibilities I've already mentioned above.

I would highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic to come by and inspect your ES300's steering and suspension system in person. With years of experience and a keen eye, they will be able to quickly determine the cause of all of the issues that your Lexus is experiencing. They will also be able to assist you with the repairs needed to allow you to easily steer your Lexus as well as cruising around town at the posted speed limit without your vehicle shaking.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When my car is at idle in park or neutral the Intake Air Control Valve fluctuates, causing the RPM's to do the same.

Hi there. It sounds as though the idle air control valve (IAC) may be sticking. It is not uncommon for carbon to build up in the valve, the computer will try to overcompensate to correct the slow reaction inside the...

Q: Dealership is suggesting that all four engine mounts be replaced and wondering if it is necessary

Her Lexus uses hydraulically dampened rubber engine mounts, that over time, will crack and begin to fail. Engine mounts are a normal wear item, so it is expected that they will need to be replaced at some point in the...

Q: Deafening sound from something blowing out through sunroof

Hi there, and thank you for asking about the event that happened with your 2013 Lexus RX450h. Although certainly frightening, this is likely a truly rare event. Most automotive glass has multiple layers of glass, joined by a plastic layer...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.