I have an 88 Integra with 155k miles. The engine runs well.
Automatic trans shifts firmly. It has developed a vibration under
load at about 55mph and up. The vibration is slowly getting worse
over time. It's not a tire problem. All the tires are relatively new
and in good shape.
Under load, the car vibrates at about tire rotation speed. It seems
to be noticeably worse when the car is warmed up. If I let off the
gas briefly, the vibration disappears.
Any ideas? I'm hoping this might be const velocity joints.
Might be. Or not.
I have the same problem. Driveshaft replacement did not solve it.
After several years and much study, I have concluded that I have at least
one worn transmission bearing, probably the diff pinion bearing.
Really annoying, isn't it? If there's any consolation, the car will run
forever with it.
Thanks for the info. It just concerns me because the vibration has
gotten noticeably worse in the last year or so, and the feel of it is
more than just annoying, it's troubling. I find myself doing what I
can to abate the problem when going up hills and such.
I had an '88 Accord with a very similar problem. The vibration at speed
seemed to be coming from the axle on one side. I took it to a mechanic
who couldn't reproduce it at first, but found it after I insisted.
After the axle was replaced, there was no more problem.
I figured the axle got slightly bent after the car traveled across
country on a car carrier, and they used the axle as a tie-down point.
At your current mileage, it's not unusual for the cv joints to go bad,
or the boots rip with age, causing premature failure. Does your
vibration problem coming from one side more than another?
On 12/10/2010 5:35 PM, shallowpool wrote:
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