Originally Posted by freedomatlast
Bad struts rarely cause what I would describe as a 'flutter in the front end'. I immediately thought of a tire or tires that are either unbalanced or out of round that could cause a slight shimmy depending on speed. The problem might not be anywhere near $1000 to fix. And a RAV4 with 116,000 miles is just getting broken in.
The Flutter is more up and down... The daughters been driving the queen for the last 3 years... But as soon as i drove the car I felt that strange bouncie motion. 2 days ago it happened on the 9.5 mile drive to work and I think it was more pronounced. It definitely made me uncomfortable. We are dropping her off on Friday night oil change(a little early) and fix the bounce.
My estimate is a grand or so...