Re: Search for the vibration cause goes on


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Posted by Ben (64.121.48.151) on 10:16:22 06/16/07

In Reply to: Search for the vibration cause goes on posted by Turbine

The best method I've ever come across is a bit dangerous, but very effective.

If your mechanic will do this, the best and safest. Can be done at home, but much more dangerous, so take all necessary safety precautions.

Lift the vehicle off the pavement. Best to have the suspension compressed to the loaded static condition.

Turn on the engine and run it, in 4x4 if that is where it happens, 2wd if only there, up to the speed where it makes the vibration.

Turn it off.

Remove the 4 tires/wheels.

Repeat and if the vibration gone, it's the tires/wheels.

If not, then remove the rear brake drums.

Repeat and if the vibration gone, it's the drums.

If not, then remove the rear drive shaft at the front U-Joint.

Repeat and if the vibration is gone, it's the rear drive shaft.

If not, then remove the front drive shaft at the rear U-Joint.

Repeat and if the vibration is gone, it's the front drive shaft.

That usually ID's it if it's rotating stuff.

If as John suggested, ask if you put on a front hood bug deflector? They are known to vibrate.



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