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Old 10-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Weird Car Vibration

ok so here is the story , i moved from Nova Scotia to Ottawa , and the drive was fine nice and smooth on a set of 15" ford rims , nothing special. Been in ottawa since November last year. Since then the car started to have a vibration , whole car . I figured was the wheels needing to be rebalanced , however i bought anew set of rims and tires and had them balanced , and to my dismay , the car still shook. usually when accelerating , and over 75 KM/h

Someone mentioned to me that it could be the rear wheel bearings , but i have a hard time figureing that . but on top of the the linkages on the read end are shot. the rubber has pretty much completly fallen off , and definitly needs to be replaced.

So i ask is it the wheel bearings or the linkages , or neither. Front bearings were done maybe 10 or so months ago .

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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Definitely the upper link needs to be replaced. That will cause some bad tire wear sort of like the tire was low on air all the time- both the outside and inside edges of the tread will wear off.

Good luck bro, I'd inspect the other bushings as well. For the fronts, I'd just order control arms. Those tend to wear out over time anyway, and you'll get a new ball joint as bonus.
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front ball joints were replaced last year. However i had done the rear linkages maybe 1.5 years ago , and they were the OEM type . If i am gonna change em now i want something better quality , any ideas?

as far as rear wheel bearings or not any ideas? or would the linkages cause the vehicle vibration.

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bump for any new ideas? still have the vibration , i think rear wheel bearings ,
As i speed up when i hit 80 it starts to be pretty bad and when i hit 100 it is still bad however past that smooths out. and only really when accelerating , when foot is off the gas it seems to smooth out
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Were your motor mounts and transmission mounts replaced yet?
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never as far as i know.
that is a good point... hmmm .. wish i knew someone locally that is a mechanic , but not chargeing me to drive my car and give me an idea
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