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Old 01-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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Severe intermittent vibration

When I went on the highway to school today the car felt like the wheels were horribly unbalanced and the whole car was shaking really badly at highway speeds. It also got much worse even if I braked lightly. After class I went to get the wheels balanced and it didn't seem to help at all. But after a few minutes of highway driving everything became perfectly smooth and there were zero vibrations. But after a few minutes of that the vibrations came back just as bad as before. What could be the problem?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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Figured it out, my front driver's side caliper was sticking really badly.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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^ that would do it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:18 AM   #4
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Figured it out, my front driver's side caliper was sticking really badly.
you should check the left too, it happened in september...
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you should check the left too, it happened in september...
The passenger side? Damn I better rebuild it before it gets as stuck as this one. Any other problems I should know about?
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
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well i dont know... i fixed the sticky calipers and they started to act up again... i dont know if some of the other stuff will act up again... you know what im saying?
i also fixed the washer fluid nozzle.. otherwise, maintenance parts were changed to new ones so it should be fine...
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:01 AM   #7
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Time to replace those calipers..... Sticky leads to seizure.... unless you completely dis-assemble, grind out and re-assemble using new seals.... Wondering if this could be the cause of my vibrations.... when I'm driving and accelerate (usually @ 3k rpm or more), notice shaking that appears to come from front or possibly driveline (I have Xi, so AWD).... Busihings, bearings, thoughts?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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When my caliper was sticking the wheel shook from left to right alot, assuming because one wheel was jumping around a bit. But shaking during acceleration could be bushings or bearings. Is it speed-sensitive?
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