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1997 Chrysler LHS about 110,000 miles. I have a vibration that is really pronounced under load. Have replaced all tierod ends. Had all tires balanced, Replaced both half shafts. It is better but still there. Do you have any ideas?

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  • pharing1 Nov 14, 2010

    We did the things that you recommended and no help.

    But my friend did discover that there is a vibration even when at idle which I had not noticed.



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Most of the load would be on your front wheels. Even if the tires are balanced a bad belt would still make a vibration. Since you have a full size spare, why not rotate the spare with a ground wheel and see if the vibration goes away? Then put everything back and go to the next side and try it again.

When you do remove the wheel ask the place that put on your tierod ends this. "How much end travel is suppose to be in the front hubs?" This is the amount of play back and forth in the front hub bearings. On one of my cars it was suppose to be the thickness of a playing card and mine were the thickness of penny. You can kind of determine the play by grabbing the hub and pulling on it. Make a note of it while changing tires.

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  • fordexpert Nov 14, 2010

    Take it to Autozone or Oreillys for a free scan. You may get the onboard computer to diagnose the problem even if the "Check Engine " light is not on. The vibration at idle and beyond would reduce the possiblity of Hubs and wheels causing your problem.

    You can try to spray a water mist around the gaskets on the Intake manifold and the Injectors. If you are careful, a light spray of choke cleaner will also work. When the engine is running you will notice a change in the RPM of the engine when you find a Vacuum leak.

    Before you test the gaskets, with the motor off, check your gascap to see if it is on tight. Then start the engine and see if the roughness went away. If it does not, have it scanned.



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