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Old 12-10-2003, 04:59 AM   #1
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Need a little help

Guys, i'm having this annoying problem that I can't figure out. I'm getting a vibration which I can feel through my seat and my shifter. I first got this at the end of summer and thought I had a bent rim but then I changed to some all seasons and same problem. Then I changed to snows and again the same problem. I've replaced the control arm bushings, ball joints and recently the tie rods and it won't go away. Now i'm not getting a shake in the steering wheel so I don't know what else to check. If anyone has any suggestions i'm all ears.
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Old 12-10-2003, 05:02 AM   #2
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Drive shalf?

I know they need to be balanced or will cause a viberation, i've seen a few older 535 with this prob.
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Old 12-10-2003, 05:45 AM   #3
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Drive shalf?

I know they need to be balanced or will cause a viberation, i've seen a few older 535 with this prob.
I'll have to look into that. Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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does it happen all the time or only when you hit the brakes
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:06 PM   #5
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any noises with the shake?
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:22 PM   #6
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When does the vibration happen ? Accel, decel, braking, high speed, low speed, etc?
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Old 12-10-2003, 11:55 PM   #7
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Need more details.....could be numerous parts that can cause the vibration.
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:35 AM   #8
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Ok guys I only get the vibration at 90 km/h and up. If I put my hand on the shift knob the vibration comes through there. It feels like it's right under my seat but I don't hear any weird noises. I'm also wondering if I have a caliper that's about to seize. The front rotors and pads are about 5 months old so I never really suspected them but who knows. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 12-11-2003, 06:32 AM   #9
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hmm tranny mounts are in that area, guibo disk is as well, but both of those shake at hard acceleration. id say drive shaft but all speeds would have the same result. i would have to guess caliper sieze because at higher speeds you notice it much more than lower speeds. but when i had the caliper siezure problem i dont remember vibration through my shift knob.

honestly R-jay im kinda taking shots in the dark but im putting money on the caliper left front or a wheel slightly bent

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Old 12-11-2003, 07:03 AM   #10
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When it first started I too thought it was a bent rim but I had three different sets on the car and same problem so i'm gonna look into the caliper. Maybe the shifter thing is the vibration going through the whole car but one way or another I gotta figure it out cause it's driving me nuts.
I was gonna change the guibo cause it's probably time but I never thought about the tranny mounts. I'm gonna look into everything you suggested cause they're all wear items but I think i'll start with the caliper. Thanks for the help.
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All 3 different sets be bent?? Check tranny mounts and calipers.Do you get vibration braking from high speeds like say 60-70mph??
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Old 12-12-2003, 01:33 AM   #12
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i was thinking the calipers/rotors as well. perhaps there is a defect in them or when you were bedding the new brakes you were a little to agressive and didn't give it time to mate properly.

good luck with your quest
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:32 PM   #13
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if you have a loud exhaust, it will vibrate you, or other parts near the exhaust piping, check for holes in thr exhaust system
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Old 12-24-2003, 04:33 PM   #14
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balance your rims and tires
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