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Vibrations, tranny slipping, and engine tick

When I drive at slow speeds or highway speeds, I get a fairly bad vibration, sort of a throbbing vibration. Also, sometimes after the vehicle has been parked for awhile and I start it and shift into drive, when i accelerate it almost feels like the transmission slips or stutters...no light though. One more thing, the engine makes a tick tick tick sound when idling. Any ideas?

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Sounds like you may have a worn out CV joint and the clicking may stop with an oil change. Good Luck

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