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96 civic shakes while gaining speed, okay when up to speed

Recently changed axles noticed this shake while gaining speed. Had the alignment done, than rotated tires with no help. What are the odds of it being unbalanced axles?

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  • fendertwange Feb 11, 2009

    I checked the mount to see if it was broken, but failed to see if they were tight, yet I did not have the problem before I changed the CV axles. I suppose that it could be a factory defect that the axles were not properly checked for balance. I know it is unlikely, but not impossible, we have all seen rejects.

  • fendertwange Feb 12, 2009

    The axles were new.

  • fendertwange Feb 12, 2009

    The car vibrates while under torque or gaining speed where the windows rattle in the door, but when it gets up to speed their is just a slight vibration felt in the steering wheel, so it is there all the time but pronunced while coming up to speed.

  • fendertwange Feb 17, 2009

    It vibrates enough to shke the windows when accelerating than when it gets to speed it is still vibrating, but just a constent shake in the steering wheel.

  • fendertwange Feb 24, 2009

    Well I changed out the CV joints again and that was the problem even though it was a slim to none chance, that was the solution.

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If you had an aliment and tire balancing done, the only thing I can think of that would cause vibration of the car at higher RPM (3500+) Would be a motor mount. Check your motor mounts and get back to me :)

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  • Shadow Gilbert
    Shadow Gilbert Feb 11, 2009

    Also, the chances of your axles being unbalanced is very very low, they don't exactly not line up lol

  • Shadow Gilbert
    Shadow Gilbert Feb 12, 2009

    That is true, rejects happen. Did you buy the CV new or is it a used one?

  • Shadow Gilbert
    Shadow Gilbert Feb 12, 2009

    Final question, does the car only shake while accelerating or when you get to a certain speed?

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