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Old 08-05-2016, 05:42 AM   #21
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The parking lot snow queen

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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...

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Old 08-05-2016, 05:52 AM   #22
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I am a believer of keeping these older cars that are low mileage not causing any real problems. I do have a question for you and others..... How often are you replacing the timing belt or having the timing chain checked??

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No timing chain or belt repair on that car that I can remember...

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