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#1 FenlandPosh

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

I have had my Mondeo TDCI 115bhp since december 2006 and it has been a pretty decent car. Couple of things amiss due to previous owner trying (badly) to do repairs himself but all in all it drove well and was sound. Recently I have developed a problem where when I accelerate briskly the whole car shakes so violently that I almost get blurred vision and have to back off. I also now get, although wasn't when the problem started, a grinding sound coming from what appears to be the front drivers side. I cannot drive the car above 50mph now without the car shaking, I feel it through the floor and the steering wheel shakes also. On slowing down I now hear a grinding sound coming from the front drivers side although I wasn't getting that before. I suspect the wheel bearing is going and is separate but thought I'd tell all of the problems. I have checked the brake pads and they are fine, I've had both drive shafts replaced and I still have the problem. I am aware that the Mondeo has a 2 part system on the driveshafts and am pretty sure that only the side nearest the wheels were replaced. The garage I went to says it is the gearbox but I can't see how as it is fine until I get to a certain speed, usually 50 or 60mph, and it doesn't matter what gear I am in. Could someone please help me as my bank balance is not good and I need the car to be safe for my family. Thanks for any suggestions and please ask any questions you feel are relevant to solving the problem.

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#2 stef123

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:34 PM

Has the car had a smash on the drivers side? you mention a wheel bearing noise, that and the fact the car shakes makes me thing that the suspension has been damaged including the bearing.

#3 FenlandPosh

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:42 PM

Has the car had a smash on the drivers side? you mention a wheel bearing noise, that and the fact the car shakes makes me thing that the suspension has been damaged including the bearing.


The car has been fine for me in 5 years of ownership until recently so I know it's not had a crash in that time. The suspension leg on the drivers side is slightly bent but I don't want to replace that unless I know it will solve the problem or I can fix the problem relatively cheaply. I don't want to throw good money after bad.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

Im no mechanic but is there anyway it could be an engine mount gone, cant see why the whole car would vibrate unless something big was moving. Just a thought.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:28 PM

my car was doing exactly this, was the lower engine mount that was gone.

the previous owner drove on the bad engine mount long enough to damage an inner CV aswell.

a mechanic should be able to pick a bad engine mount very easily


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