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Old 09-27-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default "Vibe" It seems to be a sickness lately!

Well I have been following all of the threads on the vibe in the last few days and need to let everyone know what I am also battling with on the 95. I have the same vibe as everyone else, however I can feel it starting at 50mph, and get worse all the way up to 85 where it is horrible ! I have brand new Kuhmo'* on it and have also replaced these other items. I started out with a ball joint and an axle on the drivers side due to a ripped boot that threw grease all over the place and the ball joint was sloppy. Then I checked a few times on the front end to find play and the only play I could get was on the passenger side tie rod. I then had the inner and outer tie rods on the pass. side replaced. I also tried switching wheels around with no luck. After someone told me I should try an alignment and I saw that confirmed here on one of the posts I then took it in yesterday. Well they did the alignment which was way way out of wack, however they said that they could not get it straight due to no adjustment of the upper part of the strut without elongating the holes for the strut mounts to fix a 2 degree adjustment. They wanted another $100 to do this. I told them no and they said it will pull slightly to the right. Fine so it pulls. I can deal with the slight pull however I cant stand the major vibe coming from it. The only diagnosis I have left is to swap rims with my 93 to see what happens, or replace the axle that is new. The reason I say axle is that when I think about it there was never a vibe as bad as it is now until I started replacing parts, and the seal where the axle goes into the trans is seeping. I know this is long but I want it all out there. One last thing is I jacked the front end up to spin the wheels with the car in D, and as soon as I took my foot off the brake it started to jump and and my dad said the motor was bouncing quite a bit. After we spun them only a few times the seal started to pour a steady stream of oil until I put it back on the ground. It dosen't leak now, but it may be seeping yet. So I am thinking a bad new axle?? Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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