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My Rav4 only shudders in reverse backing up fast

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Brakes shuddering going down hill on a 2011 Toyota RAV4, what can I do?


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I have a vibration in back of rav4 when im driving ?


This could be caused by warn out tyers, look for any obvious lumps on the tyers, the best way to check this is to jack up the car on a flat surface (use blocks for additional safety) chock the front wheels. Put in neutral and spin the wheel noting the outside diameter, even a small lump can cause shuddering at low speeds.
other things to check while you have it up on blocks is the (wheel bearings) sideways play of the wheel, there shouldn't be any excessive lateral movement of the wheel, check this by trying to move the wheel in and out of the wheel arch.
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It sounds like one or two things could be the problem First check the u-joints but this would probably also give you vibration in drive,The most likely problem would either be the carrier bearing (if it is a two piece drive shaft.) Or the trans mount loose or need of replacement....My money is on the trans mount which is fairly easy to replace and should not set you back more than $75....Good Luck and please rate my diagnosis cause it really helps with future diagnostics... Thank you

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You may need new motor mounts...if they are worn out this would allow additonal vibration from the engine to transfer to the vehicle body & doors . If it is 4WD then also check underneath for the center driveshaft mount. Higher mileage cars tend to have the mounts lose there ability to dampen engine movement upon engagement.

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Then it becomes a determination of which mounts to replace.

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