What could cause my rear tire to bounce at 60 MPH.

Asked by May 27, 2015 at 07:46 AM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My passenger rear tire will bounce at about 60 MPH. Goes away at speeds above 70
MPH. I have replaced the tire and strut, but it still has bouncing issue. This failure is
random, but when it happens it will shake the car. Driving along side of the car you can
visually see the tire bounces. Any ideas?

3 Answers


Take the tire off the front and put it on the back. If it bounces, you can rule out a bad or poorly balanced tire. You may have some other issue like a bad stabilizer bar.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I think we have rotated the tires but I will check again. The stabilizer bar has a slight bend in it like someone tried to raise the car with it, but the bushings look ok. Could the bend be causing the issue? The car has some damage to the passanger side when I purchased it, but it looked cosmetic to me?


I would say that the bent bar is most likely the issue. To be bent, it is obviously pulling much harder on that side since it's bent. For it to have bent, it has to be pulling with extreme force, which is causing the bounce. If the bar was straight and relaxed, it would flex the way it was meant to.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Cougar in your area?

CarGurus has 194 nationwide Cougar listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Mercury Cougar Questions

Mercury Cougar Experts

#1 lisagayle
Reputation 2,200
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 750
#3 Jessica Cornelison
Jessica Cornelison
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
147 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Thunderbird
19 Great Deals out of 1,072 listings starting at $5,991
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
30 Great Deals out of 1,835 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 31,195 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet Impala
592 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
27 Great Deals out of 1,297 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 90,763 listings starting at $1,599
Used Lincoln Town Car
36 Great Deals out of 1,791 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
858 Great Deals out of 70,595 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Explorer
928 Great Deals out of 70,256 listings starting at $997
Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 88,110 listings starting at $1,299

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.