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Old 08-30-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Shaking down the road

Hey guys here's the low down. I have a 2000 base model V6 auto with around 235000 miles on it. It has very basic intake mods, lowered suspension and a cut exhaust.

My problem, it shakes horribly when I accelerate and maintain speeds over 40 mph. Now I'm very happy in denial that this is due to my alignment being awful, tires about done and leaking gaskets. It did have a mis problem caused by loose coil connections but the shaking came back.

However it is getting worse. The transmission was rebuilt a couple of years ago so I am going to do a fluid and filter change including the torque converter see if the fluid can tell me anything, as well as the gaskets, suspension and tires.

There are many other things wrong with it but are not related but if anyone has any suggestions as to what it might be it would be a huge help. Thanks.
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Check the rear u joints they may be shot
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Will do, thanks.
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...I'm very happy in denial that this is due to my alignment being awful, tires about done...
My guess is shot tires badly out of balance. If you have a customer account at Discount Tire, have them check you balance, otherwise if maybe you have a friend with a Mustang that doesn't have a shake issue, see if you can swap tires/wheels to check if it goes away. Good luck.
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Check the rear u joints they may be shot
Could be a hundred different things, u-joints is where I'd start too.
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Thanks guys. I know my tires are bad and my wheels are not balanced. After I've replaced the ball joints, put the caster/camber kit on, I'll be doing new tires and alignment. I'll check out the u joints when I have it on the lift again.
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Yea a lot of things..but definitely an alignment if you never did after it was lowered and put CC plates on. And a new set of tires.
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First you have to check if the shaking happens while driving, or also when you push the gas while on park!
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the car may have been hit
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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The shaking goes away when you put it in neutral while your driving, the transmission was rebuilt a couple of years ago and the vehicle has been in an accident. I have no info on the accident though.
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