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Subaru vibration 96 subaru legacy 180000 miles.car has a driveline vibration ,not extreme,but worse on hills and acceleration. at 70 mph going up a long grade this vibration suddenly got catastropic- like so bad you feel all 4 wheels are square and falling off.after pulling over and finding nothing visably wrong, wheels tight,no flats[car has brand new tires] I crippled 20 miles home at 30 mph .vibration was bad even this slow .axles have been replaced,wheel bearings are good no noise or play.could it be the center bearing on the non -reparable -expensive as hell -driveshaft?

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  • agnogel Mar 08, 2009

    hi i have the same prob with the drive shaft i woundered if you got a fix for this

  • rike8 Apr 16, 2009

    Same Problem. '98 Outback wtih 180k, vibration sets up at highway speeds 60+ while accelerating (ok while coasting). Just spend $900 on front calipers, roters and pads - no improvement.



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I had similar problem with my '99 outback. Replaced the front half shafts and seemed much better. A few months later seemed to be comming back so replaced the driver side shaft again and the problem disappeared. I had put in rebuilt shafts and the driver side shaft was not rebuilt correctly.

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Check the center driveshaft u-joints

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    six states sells driveline assemblys from the transmission to the rear axel for 360.00 new replaceable u-joints and balanced driveline. They probably need your driveline as a core I think the core charge was 60 bucks. Six States Ogden Utah. That was the price on a 1996 legacy should be similar. If the 18 has replaceable u-joints the cost would be much less

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If you just put the tires on, I would say that it is most likely they are out of balance. It is not unheard of for the "speedy tire change" places to neglect to balance your tires.

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