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Have 95 neon that shakes under acceleration. seems to be worse when turning to left. changed cv axle. problem seems to be coming from drivers side. there is slight play in wheel

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Check motor mount. This can cause vibration under acceleration.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • ekress07 Sep 09, 2010

    the mount appears to be good. i did rotate tires and it improved it some but it still shakes

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