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Vibration in the drive train getting worse.

When stopped with the transmission in Drive the vibration is so bad the steering wheel almost shakes out of my hand. When I put it in N or P, it stops. This car was purchased new, never wrecked, and had all scheduled maintenance. While under warranty to the dealership several times and they claim nothing was wrong. Is this a mfg. problem?

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  • jimmy_jon672 Feb 07, 2009

    75k miles on car. The vibration only happens when transmission engaged.

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Have the drivetrain checked as well and u joints to see if there snot something wrong there

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The most common cause of this is the soft rubber motor mounts getting hard from heat, when this happens the normal engine vibration gets transmitted to the frame and car and the steering column, how many miles are on the car?

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  • Angelo DiNorcio Dec 19, 2011

    I just replaced the 3 engine mounts on a 2000 Mazda 626 and the car shakes very bad when in any gear. Had no problem when worn mounts were in. What can be done to correct this, did I over tighten the mounts? is that possible?

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