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what could it be? vibrations at ~60mph
Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:45 PM
theres a really small vibration when cruising at least 60 mph.
i dont think its just the road...
and isnt that a sympton when axles are going bad?
Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:54 PM
If you suspect an axle then have a look at their cv boots, grab the axle in the cantre and check for play. It is, in my experiance, the inner axle where it fits onto the gearbox that causes the vibration so check there too. There is always some play where the axles join the gearbox so compare the two sides and if possible check some other cars that don't have vibrations.
To test the axle on a road test try and hit a pothole with one wheel at a time and see if the vibration is set off. Often it only happens at certain throttle settings so try it with light throttle, heavy throttle and backed off throttle.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:09 AM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:23 AM
Axles and wheels all turn at the same speed. The driveshaft to the rear can also vibrate but it is a lot faster than the wheel/axle.
If you stick a large piece of sticky tape to a tyre you will probably be able to hear it hit the ground as the wheel turns. If the vibration is at that speed, suspect wheels or axles. If the vibration is at about four times the frequency of the tape, it could be driveshaft.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:06 AM
Inspect your inner tie rod ends, outer tie rod ends.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:19 PM
just about 158k miles..
Thats a little early for inner tie rods, but check ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, as well as the universal joints in the driveshaft.
If it makes you feel better Blu has the same thing right now. Some roads make it worse then others, and sometimes its not there at all, so i am going to replace the tie rod ends and go from there. He got new balljoints 2 weeks ago.
He needed them.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:33 PM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:45 AM
I had to take a few hours and fight that battle, recently.
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