Vibration problem!

Tiny
MICHAEL3
  • 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 71,000 MILES

First what I have done, new plugs, plug wires, rotor, and cap, air filter, I did set gap on the plugs. Inspec for any vac leak. Can't find one. Hadmotor mounts checked.

Vibration is mostly in steeringwheel when cold or when I come to a stop, the idle seems to change like it is suppose when I come to a stop. Kick down a little. It doesn't have a rough idle or miss, I can here lifters tapping but not excessive. It is the worst when put in gear when cold.

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 8:54 AM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first check allmounts including transmission

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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Mounts are tight and seem in good condition

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 10:18 AM
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It could be an engine problem as well try removing alternator belt and see if it stops to eliminate accessory drive things.

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
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I am unable to check codes. Without spending money. And I feel that this is a simple fix. Or should be. I stared pulling vac hose's off one at a time and listen for change in motor didn't make a change. But when I did it to the vac regulator did't make a difference at first. But seems to have helped a little. Odd to me that I can ake hose's off and not change idle?

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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Hmac looked like you made a response, but it didn't go though

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 AT 6:14 PM
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It should be there, you can get it scanned for codes at auto parts.

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 5:03 AM
Tiny
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Thank you will do soon as possible

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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No codes, going to replace fuel filter and then Im back to? It is better sence I messed with vac hoses. May have had a parcal blockage. But no code so I don't no
I am also chasing down a noise in the front end. Makes like a rubbing noise. It makes it faster as I go faster. Not brakes they seem fine and no pulsating when applied. Wheel bearing?Axle?

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 1:15 PM
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You seem to be on the right path

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the help! Replaced fuel filter vac hose's. Keeping in mind it's a 1997 so I think it's as good as it get
I'll be back to let people know what the rubbing sound was

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Rats after test drive I am not done with vibration. Seems a little worse fuel filter did have some blockage. Lost now. Motor mounts aren't very expensive but without having a lift. Seems somewhat impossibe.I can't begin to get under car. Like 6 inches off the ground. Any suggestions on who is inexpensive and on going vibration

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Worse. Vibration. Engine seems to run fine gave full tune up was a little better. Found small tears in trans./Motor mount thought great. Replaced it and now really vibrates, before it was just at an idle. Now full time" really bad to drive before it was just at idle.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 7:04 PM
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I think I got a respnse but didn't get it? Please try again

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 5:12 AM
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I never responded to the last couple of replies because I wasn't online. Have a pro look at this before you dump a ton of money into it and it still vibrates. This can be really anything it needs to be physically looked at.

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 5:37 AM
Tiny
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Question. Wh I took out motor mount, came out real easy. Jack at perfect height I thought. Went and got mount came back and it was about 1/2 inch low? This is a sissor jack. So not going to bleed off? Did something break? Or what could happen

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 10:56 AM
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Depending on manufacturer could be the reason. Or if holes in mount are elongated. Without looking at it it'shard to say. It's cold also be which one did you replace as there are three

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the one on the left side (drivers side) makes it easier to understand it was the only one that moved during. Starting it. Or when you put it in gear. This is the transmision mount right? It had small rips, right now I'm trying to take the new one out and put old one in see if it go's back how it was. Or if I have a new problem.I. Don't understand why the motor was lower when I got back

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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Hey. There I was wondering if motor mounts take time to break in or if I need to loosen and retighten. Still vibrates but pretty good hoping it gets a little better with some time. To everyone I put anchor, and DEA mounts they did not work. They were close but. One was to narrow the other was the wrong angle they would go on but vibration was worse.I put OEM Parts. You can get them whole sale

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 9:53 PM
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No they don't need time to break in. If you still have a vibration have a pro look at it I have no further suggestions to offer

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 7:25 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for your time:-)

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 8:03 AM

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