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Old 01-28-2008, 11:20 AM
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cause of Vibration?

Bought my 93 prelude a little over a year ago had alot of stuff wrong with it and had just about all the front end components replaced (control arms, axles, shocks, struts, etc) when i got the car back from the mechanic it still had an acceleration vibration (only occurring under heavy acceleration and you can feel/see the steering wheel shake) and i dealt with it because everything that could be replaced was replaced.

About two weeks ago i noticed that the tranny was leaking from where the right axle goes into the tranny I decided that while i replace the seal why not put a new axle in. So i replaced the seal and axle. took the car out for a drive... And Wow what a feeling it was to not have the vibration there. (we took the old axle to a machine shop and had them analyze it and they told us it was bent and that a manufacture would not pick up on that so when it was put on the car it was already bent)

There was a little shake when braking due to warped rotors but that i could deal with. then about 3 days later the vibration slowly started to come back getting worse and worse and the seal started to leak more and more.

Any ideas as to what would cause this? Let me know if you need anymore information.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:24 AM
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have u checked the balancing and tracking on the wheels?
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It gotta be either bad balancing on the wheels/tires, the brake vibrations maybe rewarped the axle(longshot), or something is going on in your tranny which is fockocking your axle. Did you have them check the other axle to see if it was bent as well? The driver's side?
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Balancing was checked. the other axle was never checked out. are there any bearings in the tranny to cause this. sounds like the seal was strong enough to keep the axle straight for a couple days.
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The cheapest thing to check is the wheels/tires to make sure those are in check, cuz if you have a wheel thats misaligned/out of balance, then it will mess with EVERYTHING.
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Have you Carfaxed the car to see if it was in any accidents? Could be frame/unibody damage causing your axles to bend over time. Also, check your tires for uneven wear, or bubbles from hitting curbs or something. Could be a bent rim, or it could just be heavily warped rotors... it could be a LOT of things man. But, definitely check your rims/tires/rotors... that's gonna be cheapest and easiest to fix if that's the case.
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Also, I just remembered.... don't forget to check out your rear suspension too... because that can cause vibrations/shaking at highway speeds too... When it's your rear, it's less obvious at local speeds, but evident once you get out on the highway.
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he's right, don't stray away from checking the rear
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