Mechanics

VIBRATION

1996 Mitsubishi Galant

Engine problem
1996 Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125500 miles

When I reach about 45 mph, my car starts to vibrate very badly. As I press on the accelerator the problem seems to get worse. I can get up to about 75 mph and as soon as I let off the pedal the car coasts real smooth. I was told I could possibly have some bad struts? My tires are in good shape and I don't think they are the problem.
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Carmel Camacho
January 8, 2008.




Hi there,

Start of by having the tyres check for out of round, have a balance done and get the steering & suspension inspected.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jan 9, 2008.
Rev your engine up to about 3,000 rpm while in park or neutral and see if vibration is still there. If no vibration, tires/wheels might be the problem. If vibration is present when not moving, check your harmonic balancer on the crank pulley. They are known to have fallen off sometimes.
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Martyman13
Jan 10, 2008.

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