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I have started feeling that my Toyota Avensis 2009 car is no more a joy ride taking in the account that it's hard on the road and it's transferring the shock waves under my bums. If windows are open I could even hear the sound of rejection of the suspension to take any load of a bump and stuff in the boot can be heard jumping and colliding, windows closed then it all turned in to a drummers noisy garage.

Can any one tell what's wrong?

Is it me or any one else have had the same problem?

Should I go to Toyota Service?

Regards

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have you checked your tyre pressures? also how old are the tyres how much tread is there left?

Alex

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First place I'd be looking at is the tyres. Are they correctly inflated at recommended pressures ? Are the wheels a silly 18' size ? If so, they can totally spoil the car's ride comfort. At only 4 years old it's extremely unlikely the shocks have worn out or burst a seal.

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OK, First of all thanks for replies,

I have changed the front tyres with the new one last month not a problem with tyres itself. They are 17" and recommend pressure gauge is front 40 real 37.

This morning I deflated them to front 37 and rear 35 that felt a bit better but still not comfy enough the i further deflated to front 33 and rear 31 and now it's quite well, I don't fell any change in the boost or speed.

Is it too under inflated for a saloon with 17" tyres?

Can it harm engin or anything in any way?

I am not too sure about anything like "extra acceleration" or "heavey car" kind of feelings.

Regards

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Check what the pressures should be in your handbook, I thought they were 32 all round on Avensis but please check

I would also check the shock absorbers for leaks, they could be faulty

Kingo :thumbsup:

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I'm pretty sure the pressures for my T27 are 40 and 37 too. I ran mine softer for a bit but discovered I got better fuel economy with them higher.

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pressures of 40 and 41 are recommended if you have the eco tyres, otherwise its 36 and 34, i run mine at 35 all round, but once the tred gets down to 3 or 4 mm it does seam to give a harsher drive.

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A general rule of thumb with regard to Tyre Inflation pressure, is Look at the Wheel size,in this case 17" and double it = 34psi,at least this was the way we did it when i was in the tyre fast fit trade,i think you'll find this about right,if you regularly travel with the car fully loaded with passengers ,bump it up 4 psi or so hth...

?The car has'nt been lowered by any chance has it.....

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