Vibration At 60+

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Old 01-03-06, 04:46 PM
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Vibration At 60+

Hello,

My car has a fairly good vibration at 60+. Ive recently had the CV joints replaced (3 months ago or so), and that took out most of the vibrations. Now i want to get rid of the rest. Like i said, the vibrations start around 60 mph, and get a little worse with high speeds/more load. However, when the car shifts down at highway speeds (with RPM around 5000 or so, im not sure since my tach is dead) the vibration all but leaves. So, im leaning towards motor mounts.

Any other opinions?

Thanks

95 Ford Escort w/ 131k miles.
 

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Old 01-03-06, 05:31 PM
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Question vibrations

Not sure what kinda car u have. But My 2003 kia I have been told the front shocks and struts will let me know when to be changed when I start getting a similar problem to the one you described.hope that helps a little.

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Old 01-03-06, 06:13 PM
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Have you had your tires balanced? If not,start there. While on the lift have your mechanic check the front suspension components.
 
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Old 01-03-06, 06:56 PM
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I'm with daswede. Have the tires road force balanced. Call around and see if a shop near you has a road force wheel balancer.
 
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Old 01-03-06, 07:07 PM
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In agreement with the above posts, we have a 99 S10 and it was doing the same thing anything lower than 50mph it hardly vibrated. I took it to a front end specialist garage for a second opinion and they diagnosed it as a front bad tire.......After replacing the tires she runs like new.......
 
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Old 01-03-06, 07:36 PM
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The tires are under a year old and get rotated and balanced on regularly. (all done by Sears)

Next time i have the tires worked on ill get sears to take a look at the front end.

Seeings how the vibration stops when going high speeds w/ high RPM, wouldnt that eliminate out of balanced tires?

THanks for the replys

EDIT: Oops, re-read my first post please. Looks like one or two of my lines were deleted in the editing stage.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 05:53 AM
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I'm going to go out on a limb with this,but have your tires balanced at a TIRE store. Sears may be alright if you get the skilled tech.,but my experiences have been awful.
I had a tire situation similiar to yours several months ago.No amount of balancing eliminated the vibration. After many balancing and tire rotations i replaced the two suspected tire culprits. Vibration gone,and these tires were
3 months old. I suspect i had a belt come loose,or something like that.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 01:16 PM
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Balance the tires.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 03:35 PM
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Do you feel anything in the break pedal when you hit the breaks? If so, it could be a bad wheel bearing.
 
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Old 01-04-06, 03:40 PM
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No, I dont feel anything in the brake.

Also, I want to reiterate this line

"the vibration stops when going high speeds w/ high RPM"

Wouldnt that rule out out of balanced tires?
 
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Old 01-04-06, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubba Bob
No, I dont feel anything in the brake.

Also, I want to reiterate this line

"the vibration stops when going high speeds w/ high RPM"

Wouldnt that rule out out of balanced tires?
Nope .
 
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Old 01-04-06, 05:24 PM
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Ah. Ok, thanks. Ill have the tires balanced one more time by Sears (since it's free) If that doesnt fix it ill look around for someone else.

Thanks Guys
 
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Old 01-08-06, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubba Bob
No, I dont feel anything in the brake.

Also, I want to reiterate this line

"the vibration stops when going high speeds w/ high RPM"

Wouldnt that rule out out of balanced tires?
The vibe may still be there but you may not feel it due to all the vibrations from that engine turning at 5K.
 
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Old 01-09-06, 04:59 PM
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Vibrations?

I had a similiar problem on my Galant. I hit a curb @ a high rate of speed some time back (I bent the steel wheels on the right side of the car). The vibrations weren't too bad but annoyed me big time. It seems that at high RPM's & high road speed the vibrations went away, some.

The cure? It was time for new tires. While I was there I priced new steel wheels ($58). New aluminum rims were about $75 so I opted for 4 new tires & wheels. At high road speeds & high RPM's my car is very, very quiet now!

A front end alignment may help you as well ($39.95 around here)!

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