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Old 08-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Terrible vibration when accelerating

It just started today shifting threw the gears it feels like it is going to shake into pieces. I think its in the tranny or rear end but I'm not a mechanic. What do I do? I was going to check the fluids but I'm not sure how to do that either. Wow do I feel dumb.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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If you can't even check the fluids, then it is time to bring it to a mechanic.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like the death shake... check your tie rod ends...
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Just make sure all the bolts in he front end are good and tight if they are fine take it to your mechanic
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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Could be a ujoint, thats about how it feels if the bearings go out. Go see your trusty local mechanic.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Could be a ujoint, thats about how it feels if the bearings go out. Go see your trusty local mechanic.
That's also a good point, it very well could be the u joint...depending where its coming from it could be a lot of things.
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sounds like a ujoint to me. does it make a loud clunking noise or anything?
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It could be a list of problems heres a few that come to mind.

Tranny mount, engine mounts, U joints, pinion angle, off balanced tire, bent wheel, bad front hub, bad rear bearing, loose U bolts. tie rod ends, drag ling ends, ball joints, front axle still engaged (jeep didnt balanced the front drive line and can cause vibration).
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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If its a constant vibration, you could have a serious issue. If it only happens under conditions, ie accelerating, at certain speeds, etc, its likely a small problem, but if left unchecked could cause serious damage to other components.

I still bet ujoint (accelerating, expecially in 3rd uphill, will make your fillings feel like they are comin out, let off the gas and its smooth), and still say to take it to you trusty local mech-a-nic.

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it could be a list of problems heres a few that come to mind.

Tranny mount, engine mounts, u joints, pinion angle, off balanced tire, bent wheel, bad front hub, bad rear bearing, loose u bolts. Tie rod ends, drag ling ends, ball joints, front axle still engaged (jeep didnt balanced the front drive line and can cause vibration).
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It was the u joint. I could not see it until I rocked the jeep back and forth while under it. it was broke and I fixed it myself. Thanks every one. Who needs a mechanic when I have this site.
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It was the u joint. I could not see it until I rocked the jeep back and forth while under it. it was broke and I fixed it myself. Thanks every one. Who needs a mechanic when I have this site.
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:happy tear: very proud of you! Now, check the fluids!

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