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Old 11-30-2016, 04:23 PM
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Vibration and thumping noise under hard aceleration from rear

This suddenly started happening and oddly enough, only under hard acceleration. It feels as if something is knocking from the rear to the point where for the first time today , the force caused a intense vibration which could be felt under the armrest.
I've had the flex disc and centre bearing changed earlier this year but the symptoms that made me have those changed were different in that case...
Any suggestions?
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:11 PM
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Check the diff mounts

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Sounds like you may have a bad U joint or CV. If one starts locking up it can create a really bad vibration and or thumping noise.
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Thanks for suggestions guys. I'll have it looked into next week and update with results
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Check rear subframe mounts also.

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