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2001 Century Front End Vibration

I have a 2001 Century with about 140,000 miles on it. When I am accelerating or putting any kind of stress on the engine, I get a very noticeable vibration that comes from the front left side of the car. This also seems to only happen when I have the steering wheel turned to the right as I can turn to the left and the vibration seems to go away. The steering wheel does not really vibrate as if the wheels are not balanced, but the drivers door vibrates really bad. The tires are pretty new and have been balanced since the problem started. It also seems to be worse when I have passengers in the back seat or more weight inside the car. Any suggestions to what the problem may be/ Thanks, Paul

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  • Paul White Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks, I will start with that and let you know what I found out. Paul

  • Paul White Jun 23, 2009

    If I were to check with Auto Zone, Napa or Advance Auto, do I need the CV boot kit or do I need to get what I have also seen listed on their website called a CV Halfshaft ? Thanks, Paul

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    Diane Eskridge Apr 12, 2015

    what did it end up being? my 2000 park ave is doing the very same thing. mechanic changed tie rod ends, new tires, balanced, he checked the cv joints and said they look fine...we are still trying to figure it out but no luck so far and it is getting worse all the time

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Me too i think it a cv joint problem a cv joint got 3 rond bearing when turning each rond ball goes in a chanel it spin in there sometime that chanel get damaged a little hole appear and in occasion the ball get stuck in that hole and that your bad vibration i gave you example

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Sounds to be a cv joint worn

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    Ned C Cook Jun 23, 2009

    okey dokey

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    Ned C Cook Jun 23, 2009

    Yes Paul, the half shaft is the part of the axle that is a direct part of the cv joint. Already rebuilt . All you have to do is squeeze the packet of grease into the joint, Install, and put the boot on. It's the cheapest, fastest and safest way to go. Those puppies are finger eaters so take heed.. Good luck Paul. If the trans axle seal looks questionable, replace it at the same time.

  • ray gallant Apr 12, 2015

    of course then it could be a strut issue too

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