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Old 06-19-2015, 06:12 AM
Junex3 Junex3 is offline
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Vibration

Good day,
After changing my tires roughly three weeks ago I realized that the vehicle vibrates on acceleration at high speed. once I release the accelerator the vibration stops. Any ideas?
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:49 AM
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The fact that it only happens under acceleration would indicate it is a driveshaft issue the best bet would be the center support bearing. I actually just had something similar happen. After getting new tires, I had a droning noise on acceleration at 40mph. It turned out that I had a seized rear universal joint in the driveshaft. After replacing the driveshaft, the noise was gone. I have no idea how getting new tires would cause the problem to manifest itself, but it did.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:01 AM
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Thanks Bro, I will check it out in the morning.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:10 AM
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Btw, did you change all 4 tires? The pressure in them is the same?
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:15 AM
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No. I placed the two new ones in the rear and placed the rear tires to the front. However when I accelerate above 40 km you could hear the vibration sound and if I release the accelerator it stops.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:42 PM
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I'm having the same issue
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:56 AM
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Vibration

Good day,
My vibration seen to be more like a humming sound.
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:35 AM
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I'm getting a vibration going around curves, any idea why? Nothing going straight, but definitely noticed the vibrations when going at least 30 mph around a curve, and also on express way curves going the higher speeds. No vibrations when braking either.

07 x3 with 135k miles on it
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:36 AM
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That sounds like wheel bearings. Does it sound the same on both right & left hand turns? When my wheel bearings were going bad, it sounded like I still had my snow tires on.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:48 AM
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Timmy,

Yes, both directions.
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:50 PM
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That vibration from a few days ago turned into my front left wheel almost falling off tonight. I drove to an event this evening and noticed it rapidly got worse the farther I drove on the expressway. Finally got off and discovered front left tire was only hanging on by 2 bolts.

Dealership just rotated and balanced my tires a month ago, and I haven't pissed anybody off lately cause I've been on the road last two weeks.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:48 PM
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No. I placed the two new ones in the rear and placed the rear tires to the front. However when I accelerate above 40 km you could hear the vibration sound and if I release the accelerator it stops.
Unfortunately you have either to change all 4 tires at the same time or get the new ones shaven to the same diameter as the old ones.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:53 PM
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Ok thanks I will try that.
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