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Old 03-28-2007, 04:13 PM
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Yep, I have a vibration ONLY while I'm turning to the right WHILE accelerating. If I'm making a right hand turn and not accelerating, no vibration.

I'm pretty sure it'* the right half shaft/axle/whatever you wanna call it.

Anyone else have any other ideas? Ball joints and tie rods are cool.
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Wheel bearing?
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yeah, maybe just some tire hop or something. sounds like CV shaft or wheel bearing to me. my first suspicion would be the tie rod, but ok, if its good, yeah. probably you're right.
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Most likely this will be either a wheel hub or a bad axle.

Check to make sure everything is tight in the front end and look for any signs of grease loss from the axle boots.

Is there a sound associated with the vibration as well?
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If it only happens on acceleration, my money'* on the CV joint in the half axle
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No sounds, no noticable grease loss.
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If the axle looks good, might want to keep in mind that the differential assembly might be worn to the point that it'* cavitating as you accelerate through a right-hand turn. I wouldn't do that too much right now, as you might hear a biggen booma, then no go.

A worn upper CV (the one toward the differential) might cause this as well.
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I'll keep that in mind as well. If I have some free time this weekend, I may go ahead and jack the car up, take the wheel off, and start inspecting everything.
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Alright, this is getting a bit worse, so I'm gonna look into fixing this problem soon.

Say if it is the half shaft or the CV joint, anyone on here replaced there'* yet? If so, got a write-up for me?
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Here'* a link to the procedure.
Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement

I haven't done it on the newer cars, but I don't believe that you'll need the special tools mentioned. As far as I know, the shaft is still held in the transaxle with a snap ring. Using a good pry bar behind the inner tripot, and pressing against a block of wood laid alongside the transaxle, give a good swift snap, and it should pop out.
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