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I have a 2008 Ford Escape. When accelerating at around 18 mph it had a severe vibration that feels like it is coming from the rear end. It goes away once you go past 20 mph. I've checked tires and brakes. What could it be?

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  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! What did you do to check the tires? Did you have them checked for balance? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Apr 11 at 12:25
  • Especially on acceleration, worn motor mounts can do this. It may feel like it's from the rear if it's a rear mount. – Jupiter Apr 11 at 14:21
  • Checked the wheel bearings? – Solar Mike Apr 11 at 14:59
  • Would the motor mounts cause that issue only between 15-18mph? Slower than that and I have no issue, faster than that I have no issue. – Robert Lenhart Apr 11 at 21:00
  • Yes they can. It depends on how much pressure the mount is applying to its bracket. Different pressures result in different types of vibrations. Usually motor mount vibrations are only noticed on acceleration in lower gears. Sometimes in higher hears if really bad. Mounts may or may not be the problem but they are quick and easy to check. – Jupiter Apr 12 at 13:10

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