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I've started to get a slight wheel wobble at highway speeds, probably around 65 mph, and it gets worse as I go faster. It feels like braking on warped rotors, only not as violent.

Car was fine driving to the shop, wobble started after getting back on the highway. I suspect the tires *may* have been mounted backwards, would that cause it? They also look a tad flat, I'll be making sure they're up to the proper pressures today.

It's 32 front, 30 psi rear, correct? 2003 4cyl sedan.

Could this be anything else?
 

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Sometimes once tires have been going one direction for awhile they "get use" to it and don't like going the other way. Have them switch the fronts side to side (left to the right side and right to the left side) and see if that fixes it.
 

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Sounds like the shop screwed up. Take it back and make them fix it. You shouldn't have a wobble unless they made a mistake.
 

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It's possible that the rear tires might have already had balance or other warpage issues then got moved the front. Very difficult to feel anything in the rear, but move it to the front and it's a different ball game. Just a possibility.
 

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It's possible that the rear tires might have already had balance or other warpage issues then got moved the front. Very difficult to feel anything in the rear, but move it to the front and it's a different ball game. Just a possibility.
I agree. 32/30 is way too low if you ask me. I run my around 36 front & rear.
 

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My car's door jam sticker says to fill to 32 front 30 rear.
I run 34 all around, but 32f 30r isn't too low - it's correct.
 

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Door sticker says recommended for all purpose, its THE compromise.

You could bump the PSI a bit and it could make things better.

I suggest they installed the tires fast, all possibilities mentionned here are good... just go back and tell them its vibrating at 65 and it wasnt before.
 

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Yup it looks like I'll be making a trip back into the shop sometime this weekend, hopefully it's something small like loose nuts or the like.
 

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Sent an email to the tech that worked on the car, he suggested that one of the rear tires might've been out of balance, and now I can feel it because they're in front. Is this plausible? I'm still going to check the nuts, but I doubt that's the issue, they used an impact wrench on them.
 

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Sent an email to the tech that worked on the car, he suggested that one of the rear tires might've been out of balance, and now I can feel it because they're in front. Is this plausible?
Basically what I said/described...

Sometimes once tires have been going one direction for awhile they "get use" to it and don't like going the other way. Have them switch the fronts side to side (left to the right side and right to the left side) and see if that fixes it.
 

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Reading > Me. Thanks for that, I'll be bringing it in sometime next week.
 
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