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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:46 am 
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Can anyone tell me what this is. was driving along and then after backing off and cruising at 100km the car was vibrating, my thoughts is something to do with the tail shaft?
Are there any way in which the wieghts off mine can come off?
Can anyone shed any light on this?

taking it to mechanic in the morning but still any feedback is helpful. thanks.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:58 am 
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i didn't know there were balancing weights on tail shafts - you haven't lost a wheel weight have you?

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:10 am 
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Highly unlikely a balance weight has come off, if its alloy it will be very noticable as they are welded on, with steel they are spot welded on and if by chance one has fallen off there will be 3 small spot marks on the tube.
The vibration is more likely to be a worn rear universal joint. The front can be replaced also but the rear is the more common one to wear as there is more movement from the diff tilting forward and back under deceleration and acceleration, that is why its worse in your case when you decelerate.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:12 am 
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Forget to tell you that the balance weights are located on either end of the tube if they were needed when balanced.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:05 pm 
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I had a weird vibration between 110 and above, it stopped when i got 4 new tyres put on,

and they re did the weights on the wheels.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:54 pm 
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i had same vibration in back and front got tyres and wheels ballanced and fixed it

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:13 pm 
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mechanic droove it and told me it was the diff. should i get diiferent gears than the ones in it?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:42 am 
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Where does it feel like the vibration is coming from? I'm assuming this is an I6 as well..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:18 am 
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DYL what part of country victoria, i visit stawell a bit.
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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:21 pm 
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Yeah if you are feeling the vibrations in the front foot wells and a whirring noise it wont be (well shouldnt be ) your diff but Id be getting the wheel bearings replaced in the fron (most probably the front left) wheel.

The symptoms you seem to be having are similiar to a common falcon bearing fault

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:39 pm 
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Remember what DYL first said
" Can anyone tell me what this is. was driving along and then after backing off and cruising at 100km the car was vibrating"

Still sounds like the rear universal joint depending on what sort of vibration, if its a fast but deep vibration from the centre rear position its uni joints, if more of a shaking vibration its wheel balance.
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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:44 pm 
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i had the same problem at 90kph. myne was from the tail sharft. the ford dealer replaced my 4spd trans and ever since it has done it.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:19 pm 
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It is going in tommorow to a diff place, it sorta shakes the whole car.
Will keep u guys informed i never thought it was the diff as i dont do any line lockys but thats what the mechanic said when he drove it. could possibly be what some of u guys have said? will find out tommorow anyway. if ther whole diff is f****d then i might get 3.7:1 diff gears :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:13 pm 
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that happened with me and it was the tyres mate. Its Dunlop Monzas that do it. Happened on my EA and a rent-a-car Camry that i had as well.
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hey all had the same problem in my falcon it was the tail shaft,the thing is dosent take much of a hit to put them out of wack put a new shaft in like new again

 

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