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A very rapid moving back and forth of an engine part or piece of vehicle body or chasis.

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What is causing this terrible grinding/groaning noise when I come to a slow stop sometimes? (but not always!)

Update 11/9/2013 After a good bit of driving, the noise reoccurred. I took it back to the mechanic and we decided it must be the brake pads. They're pretty worn out, and like I said before, they're ...
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Vibration at idle, much worse after warm

My car is a 2001 Pontiac Firebird with a V6 (3800 Series II (L36)) and a manual transmission. These are all at a stop: When the car is cold, I don't feel too much vibration when sitting in it. (I ...
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How to diagnose high speed vibration?

I get a vibration at high speeds (50+), can feel it particularly in the steering wheel, front seats, dashboard. I have been trying to figure out what's going on, keeping in mind that: All 4 shocks ...
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What are the possible causes of vibrating steering wheel?

What can be the cause of a vibrating steering wheel when driving faster than a specific velocity (let's said 60 mph). How to discriminate one cause from on other ?
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semi loud growling noise at all speeds

I have a 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS with a 4.3 l V6 Vortec. It used to purr, now it growls, sounds like a small diesel engine. Vibration can be felt (mostly in the dead pedal) and also vibrates/growls in ...
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2009 Toyota Camry 2AZFE idle vibration remains after new motor mounts

My wife's Camry went in to the shop 2 months ago for a rough idle. We bought the car used in February with 72K miles. We've put on 10K and decided to have a mechanic look it over and tell us what it ...
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Vibration at speeds between 40-47mph

I went on a road trip of about 870 miles. I hit a speed bump at night because I couldn't see it due to absence of road lights. I applied brakes aggressively as soon as I saw the speed bump and I think ...
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When driving car at 100-120km/h steering wheel starts to vibrate

I drive a Ford Fiesta which has clocked 110 000km total. When I cross 100-120km/h on a smooth road, the steering wheel starts to vibrate, and the vibration reduces when I reduce my speed. I guessed ...
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What is the Connection Between Failing Torque Converters and Vibration?

When trying to determine the source of vibrations at idle in my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L one thing I've found mentioned by many people is a potentially worn out / failing torque converter. However, when ...
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Warped disc rotors again?

When I took my 02 Honda Accord in for its last service (not Honda) I had a very bad vibration in the steering wheel when braking which was obviously brake related. The shop told me that the front ...
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Vibration when Stopped in Gear with Foot on Brake

1998 Mercedes E320 (57,000 miles) My car has a bad vibration when in gear, but stopped with my foot on the brake. The vibration is not there in neutral, park, or reverse. This only happens before ...
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Strong vibrations when idling even after replacing engine mounts (automatic transmission)

I have a '93 Acura Integra with automatic transmission. Ever since I got it some time ago the car has been vibrating a lot when stopped at a light, for example. The vibration is worse when in gear ...
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Steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds

I got a 2012 Ford Escape 3.0 L with about 85,000 miles on it and brake pads have about 4 months on them. When I drive on the expressway and I get to about 70+ mph the steering wheel shakes like I'm ...
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Why does my engine vibrate at idle only when I have the AC on?

2001 Honda Civic EX First noticed this problem when I got the car about a year ago. When the car is idling without the AC on, all is good. When I turn the AC and the clutch engages, it begins to ...
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What could be causing my car to shake at high speeds?

I was driving on the highway today and I noticed that my car started to shake. I slowed down and it stopped. I repeated this a few more times and it seems that the shaking starts around 50 mph and the ...
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There is vibration in car (2008 Honda CR-V). Getting new tires did not solve the problem

I bought a car (2008 Honda CR-V w/ 90k miles) that had a medium amount of vibration in the car (the vibrations are usually felt in the steering wheel as well). The tires that were on it were worn and ...
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Fixing vibrations caused by replacing springs?

I am slowly restoring a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport with 97K miles to use as a winter/light towing vehicle. I had some sag in my coil springs and leaf springs and the shocks were shot. So I had my ...
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What is causing this slight vibration?

I have a 2004 GMC Envoy 4WD with a clean title, 54k miles. Very good condition. I recently purchased my second set of tires, Pirelli Scorpion ATRs. They are solid and quiet, but after changing them ...
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1968 Mustang 200: Vibration when accelerating

I have a 68 Mustang 200 CID automatic I have a vibration that I feel in the floor pan, that is only felt while under power. I looked under the car and found nothing loose. Any ideas what could be ...
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2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6 Vibration (Drivetrain?) Certain Speeds/Situations

Customer has 2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6, 97k miles, great shape. Rides really nice, well maintatined. Still, Brooklyn car with some heavy use lately. Customer complaint of vibration, especially ...
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i30 GD Diesel hatch rear wheel alignment query

I've got a 2014 Hyundai i30 GD Active Hatch, 1.6l diesel manual, just had the 15000km service done. As part of the service I got a report from the dealer that the front alignment was 0 mm and 6 mm ...
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Vibration felt, heard and seen when in Drive at stop but disappears when shifted to Neutral [closed]

2010 Jeep Patriot FD2 4x4 38,000 miles Well maintained vehicle with low mileage. Excessive vibration noticed beginning 6 months ago. Have changed spark plugs, air filter, Premium gas used with double ...
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Which will have longer lifespan: stock or urethane bushings?

Background: this is in reference to the previously mentioned 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon. This isn't a track car: it's only for fun street commutes and general Daddy duty. The car has upwards of ...
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Strange vibration noise in Subaru Forester

Every once in a great while, we hear a vibration noise coming from our 2014 Subaru Forester. It sort of sounds like a little buzzer, or a small electric motor is whirring. It seems to be coming from ...
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Pontiac G6 sounds like a prop plane. Wheel bearing?

My '06 G6 has an airplane-like sound that comes from the passenger front end. I already know it's a wheel bearing, but how urgent is this kind of repair? I'm concerned about fuel economy and safety.
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Is vibration for a new clutch job normal?

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry (Manual Transmission). My clutch died on me last week - couldn't accelerate. I had the clutch replaced at a local mechanic. Now when I start the car off in first gear the ...
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Had shocks, rear axle, tires replaced - alignment still out of spec and car vibrates?

Last year my old tires became ruined (cupped and feathered) because of ancient, horrible shocks and struts. Since then, I've had all new shocks put in, my rear axle was replaced (because toe couldn't ...
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Uneven front tyre wear & steering wobble

I've had my BMW E92 2008 for almost 12 months now, from purchase I've noticed that it likes to chew through the edges of tyres and figured (and was told) that it needed a wheel alignment. I was ...
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New engine and clutch, have weird vibration @3K RPM

I just replaced (well, had someone else replace) the engine in my 06 Solstice. The engine runs great for the most part (will open a separate question about that), but there is a weird vibration at ...
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low speed vibration, not in the steering

I have some low speed vibration in my car. I feel it more in my butt than feet/hands. It happens while braking or driving. It disappears at higher speeds +25 mph. Because it doesn't affect the ...
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What is causing steering wheel to vibrate?

I just hand my 1995 Jeep Grande Cherokee 4.0L straight 6 automatic in for tune-up (rotor, cap, wires, plugs, filters oil etc) and trans fluid service at special jeep repair shop. Also had the motor ...
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Possible reasons for failing to turn on ignition, strange vibration and sudden stop of engine?

My car is Ford Laser 1992 auto. Maybe it is too old. I have to turn the key a couple of time to start the engine. Recently I found it difficult to turn it on. As soon as it starts (and I switch to ...
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Minor grinding noise and vibration when car is idle

I have a 2005 stick shift Toyota Camry. Sometimes when I am at a red light or stop sign and the car is in neutral I feel a slight vibration from the pedals and a slight grinding noise coming from the ...
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Corolla rumbles at 2800 RPMs but not higher

I recently bought a 2013 Corolla LE (automatic transmission). I am noticing that the car starts rumbling at 2700 RPM and stops rumbling at 3000 RPM (maximum rumbling at 2800 RPM) when speeding up and ...
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Steering wheel shakes at around 80 mph

2013 Kia Sorento, just purchased used. Drives very smooth before you hit 80, in idle you can barely even feel if the engine is on. You start to gradually feel the shaking/vibration in the steering ...
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Car shakes from 60 to 80 mph, not tires, wheels or alignment

Replaced passenger side tie rod end Alignment done 4 new tires, all balanced Replaced front disc brakes and pads New rattle clips Greased up the caliper pins Any thoughts? 2008 Dodge Charger 167k ...
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Occasional Vibration at specific highway speeds.

Symptom: At certain speeds (70 mph, 40 mph, etc.) there is a noticeable vibration. Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma (2 wheel drive) The vehicle was purchased used and had similar symptoms at the time. ...
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02 Trailblazer with front end vibration which seems to increase over time

About a month ago my trailblazer developed this new features. When you get into the car and start driving, everything feels completely fine. Then after about 5 minutes you start noticing slight ...
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Can I replace my TR7 carb mounting rubbers with nylon?

Recently, an air leak introduced itself in my Triumph TR7. After some playing with soap and propane, I found out the leak was from the rubber carburetor (SU HS6) mounting plate. As with many things on ...
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What is causing vibration on my 2001 Miata LS track car?

I have a 2001 Miata LS with some moderate track modifications, including Bilstein coil-overs, a Hard Dog roll bar, Hawk HP+ brake pads, OMP seats with Schroth harnesses, Nitto NT01 tires, and more. It ...
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Vibration after the car has run for a while

First question here; go easy on me. So I have an e30 BMW(1989), the car runs fine however when I have driven for a few minutes a vibration occurs when I travel around 60(kph) This does not happen ...
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Toyota camry 2003 , 2azfe - 2.4 L , vibrates at idling & does not accelerate properly

Recently I sent my Camry to the workshop as there was a blown water outlet pipe, and was told that the head gasket was damaged too. These were then replaced, and I took delivery of my car. But my ...
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Vibration during Deceleration

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CE, I recently replaced the clutch as the release bearing was no longer servicable. After replacing the clutch I noticed during deceleration a vibration like noise. At ...
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Why does my clutch "bounce"?

'97 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L, though I doubt the phenomenon is that specific. Sometimes, when I accelerate normally from a light or a stop sign (at the same rate as everyone around me) while keeping the ...
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Front-end metallic vibration noise - poorly lubricated brakes?

I have a manual-transmission 2008 Mazda 3 I. For the past day or two, I have detected a somewhat quiet metallic vibration noise coming from the front-end of my car. Some things I have noted: The ...
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2009 Ford Focus SE, Vibration returning after replacing Engine Mount

Like the title says, my car is a '09 Ford Focus SE, with an automatic transmission. Last year it started developing a vibration. Between two jobs and school, I just didn't have time to get it looked ...
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Vehicle vibrates when driving past 120kmh, this is after doing a routine clutch change on a Opel Corsa 1.4i

I had a new clutch kit along with the cam belt changed in my 2007 Opel Corsa as routine maintainance. The car was driving well all along... even did 160kmh while driving to the mechanics workshop. ...
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High speed steering & wheel vibration

First post and I'm flummoxed. I have an 2009 Lexus RX350 AWD. At speeds of 70-75 one can feel the steering wheel vibrate fast. At 80mph(for testing purposes) it largely disappears. Back down to 65 the ...
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Excessive vibration after new tire install

I took my 2003 Saturn Vue V6 AWD in and had two new rear tires installed. Immediately after leaving, once I hit 40 MPH I had excessive violent shaking in the steering wheel and whole car. I went back ...
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2001 Subaru Outback - Shaking at Stop

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback. When I come to a stop at a stoplight I get a nasty vibration. Seem centered around the passenger front. We did axles last year but are high mileage drivers. Axles ...
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