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Old 08-08-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
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When I drive in 4th or 5th gears my car will vibrate if I let off the gas and coast, but as soon as I'm back on the throttle it will stop. Sometimes it vibrates pretty harsh, any ideas?
I checked my weights on my wheels and they're all there, and my tire pressure isn't off either. I was thinking ball joints, or balancing the tires (but I really don't think its that)
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: car vibrates on highway

Possible warped rotors? does it vibrate if you brake? Thats whats up with mine, if i get goin around 60 or so and start to slow down, my steering wheel vibrates a bit, but mine arent bad.
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1st check for warped rotors
2nd check the tires maybe one of the front tire is wearing fast
3rd bad alignment
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When I drive in 4th or 5th gears my car will vibrate if I let off the gas and coast, but as soon as I'm back on the throttle it will stop. Sometimes it vibrates pretty harsh, any ideas?
I checked my weights on my wheels and they're all there, and my tire pressure isn't off either. I was thinking ball joints, or balancing the tires (but I really don't think its that)
Is it more like a buzzing fast vibration?
I say its U joints. Get under your car and check the driveshaft for play.
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My money is on rotors. Get em recut.
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My money is on rotors. Get em recut.
Wouldn't that only be if you're going 70 mph and then press the brakes?


Betcha its U joints.

Oh yea, check lug nuts too!!! Just to be sure! I've had that issue once.
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My problem was when i was going around 50 my steering wheel would shake crazy harsh. Turns out it was tire wear and bad alignment. Now its smooth as can be
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When I drive in 4th or 5th gears my car will vibrate if I let off the gas and coast, but as soon as I'm back on the throttle it will stop. Sometimes it vibrates pretty harsh, any ideas?
I checked my weights on my wheels and they're all there, and my tire pressure isn't off either. I was thinking ball joints, or balancing the tires (but I really don't think its that)
Take your car in and have the alignment checked!.. I recently had a very similar problem!.. Ended up being my alignment was off, causing uneven tire wear, that in turn was causing some vibration!.. If your alignment is good then start with balancing your tires!.. Check your Ujoints/damage to your driveshaft, (did you run over anything recently?)...

Rotors would be one of the last things I would check!.. Simply because if you have warped/damaged rotors, you will usually only feel any vibration from them when applying the brakes!.. Not saying they are not the problem, just very unlikely!..

Let us know what you find out!.. We need to keep your pony running and ridding good!..
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My car starting do it at like at 60 some of my weights how do I fix that
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Is it more like a buzzing fast vibration?
I say its U joints. Get under your car and check the driveshaft for play.
ding ding ding!!! I lost a bolt on my drive shaftso it was loose. Thank you everyone
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When I drive in 4th or 5th gears my car will vibrate if I let off the gas and coast, but as soon as I'm back on the throttle it will stop. Sometimes it vibrates pretty harsh, any ideas?
I checked my weights on my wheels and they're all there, and my tire pressure isn't off either. I was thinking ball joints, or balancing the tires (but I really don't think its that)
Could be that your tires arent balanced..
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