1988 Oldsmobile Ciera Transmission Bushing (?)

Tiny
BLULADIE1
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  • 1988 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 159,999 MILES
Any one know about this?
I have replaced the complete right side axle assembly. Hoping it would fix the problem. Also bought new ties thinking it was a bad one. But the bouncing up and down and tremors start above the 45 mile an hour point. It seems that the part the axle fits into on right side of the transmission itself, has wobbled out. It has "play" when axle is moved about I was told is this a bushing. Can this part be replaced or is a new transmission in order? And if anyone knows what is the actual name of this particular part?
Thanx so much for any help

Blu

Thanks much.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 5:53 PM

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Tiny
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Some play is normal where the inner cv joint slides into the transmission. If the bushing is worn you're going to see a lot of gold metal chips around it. You wont get a vibration from that either. It rotates too slowly

Start at the beginning. Where do you feel this vibration, in the steering wheel or whole car body? Is it worse during acceleration?
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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It is fine till I hit the 45 MPH mark then the front end shakes and bounces. Yes you can feel it in the sterring wheel.I was told it was in the transmission connection?
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Anything is possible, but I'd want to see it for myself. If something is worn enough to cause a vibration, you're going to see metal chips or fluid leakage. The exception is if there's a worn spot inside an inner cv joint housing, but that will cause shaking in the steering wheel during low-speed acceleration, and it goes away by about 35 mph.

Was anything done recently that required removal of the engine cross member? That could include major engine or transmission repairs. If the diagnosis was not done by an alignment specialist, I'd have the car inspected at a tire and alignment shop. They're experts at finding the causes of vibrations, squeaks, and rattles.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 AT 10:21 PM

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