Q: Passenger's side wheel vibrates

asked by on

The passenger's side wheel vibrates, but when I turn left, the vibration goes away.

It sounds like you have a faulty wheel bearing. The vibration goes away when you turn because you are loading the bearing and taking up all of the play. Wheel bearings can be checked by jacking up the vehicle, and rocking the tire/wheel up and down by hand, while checking for play. They can also be checked by spinning the wheel and feeling for roughness. Wheel bearings are a safety issue, so I suggest you have your wheel vibration issue diagnosed as soon as possible. The team at YourMechanic is here to help.

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. Passenger's side wheel vibrates

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: Leaking clear liquid

Hello. Leaks that expel clear fluid can come from a few different sources. If the vehicle already has known transmission issues, it may be possible that the leak is related to the transmission, even if the fluid that is leaking...

Q: Q: Car noise at higher speeds on slightly rough roads

Hello there, many different items can begin to cause noise at this type of speed. In many cases this is not noticed as the highest speed limits in most areas is 85 MPH. The most likely cause is body noise,...

Q: driveshaft problems

No, you can use the bearing you have already purchased as long as it hasn't been damaged in the first installation. In addition, shops prefer to use the parts they supply for quality control purposes. Most of the time, buying...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...