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FRONT-END VIBRATION IN ES

2000 Dodge Intrepid

I have a vibration at speeds above 40 mph, but it's most noticible above 60 mph and on smooth roads. I can feel it in steering wheel, driver side door and dash and a little in the floor. It seems to be mostly on the driver's side. No vibration can be felt in the center console and gear shift.

I just got new front tires, wheel balance, and front-end alignment, but no improvement (actually seems to be getting worse). I had the front brakes completely done about 2 months ago. Also, it seems like I can hear a low-volume 'flutter' type noise at the higher speeds. The car only has 60K miles on it. Advice is sincerely appreciated. Thanks.
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Estevehannon
November 13, 2006.




Well you could be getting movement or play in the driveaxle u joint. You should check the driveaxles simply by grabbing onto it with your hand and try and move it around, and if there is alot of movement you should replace the driveaxle. It is the round shaft going from the transaxle which is by the engine out to the wheel. It can be identified by a v shaped rubber boot on it, on the end closer to the wheel. To order from a parts store you ask for a CV Driveshaft (Constant Velocity) and tell them which side, driver or passenger side. If you need to know how to put it in the reply to this.

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JRsierra
Nov 14, 2006.
Could be a tie rod end, like stated above you can check this by jacking up one tire at a time grabbing it on both sides and wiggling it, if it wiggles it most likely needs new tie rods. Generally a cheap part and not hard to replace but if youve had it aligned they whould have told you thats whats wrong with it. Does the car pull to either side? Is it while braking?

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1bigg1
Nov 15, 2006.
The car does not pull to either direction - with or without brakes applied. It stays very straight. The vibration occurs while driving or coasting, and doesn't change much when applying the brakes.
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Estevehannon
Nov 16, 2006.

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