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#1 fintious maximus

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

Hi all, when car gets to 50 - 60 the whole car starts to wobble or shake. I had new tyres a few weeks ago and noticed a wheel balancing weight on the driveway recently so could it be that? Also a couple of weeks ago had main engine mount replaced after original had cracked. Could it be that the mounts need loosening off and letting the engine idle before tightening up to try and balance the engine? Only two things I can think of - anyone any others?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

Get the wheels rebalanced and check the tracking then go from there.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

i would start with the simple stuff first and get the wheels rebalanced, when you get them done get them to test the wheels in there currant format without removing any balance weights, this will tell you if they are out of balance as they stand.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

took the car into kwik fit today and they said they couldn't rebalance rear o/s as there was uneven tread on the tyre (very worn on inside inch). Uneven wear could be down to worn bush/suspension which does knock occasionaly. However they wanted £160 to put a tyre on and balance 4 wheels and check tracking so i'm going to get a new tyre from elsewhere and ask them to balance the back wheels and see what happens....

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

Get your bushes checked first ;)

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

As other member said get bushes cheeked, Then get 4 wheel aliment

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

Not got round to getting anything checked yet but noticed today that the wobbling stops if clutch pedal is pressed down - if it was wheel balancing i would have thought it would still wobble? I'm thinking it could be drive shaft - any thoughts?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

Dual mass Flywheel screams at me here, has the clutch/flywheel been changed? whats your millage

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

Car is on 113k and not had clutch changed - clutch seems fine. Noticed now after a few weeks driving that it seems fairly intermitent. Had two new tyres on last week and other two balanced and it was perfect for a few days but is still there occasionally. Don't want a DMF doing so lets hope not!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

At that millage you would have more chance winning the lottery, than it not being the dmf, clutch can still feel good, remove the crank sensor an see if its covered in metal fillings

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

Okay, thanks fo the advice. Do you have a pic/description so I can find the crank sensor?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Dropped into a garage today for someadvice on the matter and they are almost certain that it isn't a DMF issue. Reckon it's a driveshaft and are having a look next Weds. Goodish news for now.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:30 PM

Jacked the car up this morning and took o/s front wheel off for a look around and noticed that the link rod was completely shot to pieces and wobbled outof it's sockets. Got a new one and replaced it and the car wobble appears to have gone (after a quick test run). Could this simple component cause a wobbly shakey car or is it my wishful thinking?

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

Most definitely the problem.
Too much of a coincidence.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:36 AM

Going out for a longer drive today to make sure it's no wobbly anymore. I'll be gutted if it's not fixed it! Will report back.

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