Frontend Vibration

Tiny
KROGO63
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  • 2008 FORD FOCUS
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 93,000 MILES
Had vibration on frontend when I started the car, took the car to my mech and he replaced the strut mount.
He stated that the engine and trans mount were good but the front still vibrates. Two months ago I had the sway bars replaced. Someone told me it could be my pcv.

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Sunday, January 19th, 2014 AT 10:05 AM

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Tiny
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You need to find different "someones" to listen to. I suggest a mechanic who will diagnose the cause of the problem. First of all, when does this vibration occur and where do you feel it? You said it was when you started the engine. At that point, if the vehicle isn't even moving yet, you know strut mounts and all other steering and suspension parts aren't involved. A vibration at that point is due to an engine misfire, often because it needs new spark plugs. Another common cause on Fords is a defective ignition coil. A stuck PCV valve may cause a high idle speed but not a vibration.
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Sunday, January 19th, 2014 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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. I have a vibration coming from the front of my vehicle. I think its coming from the driver side of the car. You can feel it slightly but especially if your feet are on the floorboards. When I turn left it gets worse. Its very noticable from 30 - 45mph. I had my wheels and tires rebalanced but no luck. I replaced the driver side front hub assembly thinking it was a bearing problem but that didnt help. Brought it in to Sears Auto to have them check it out. I thought I was having an alignment issue. Everything they checked was ok. The mechanic there said that it might be a driver side front wheel bearing but I told him I replaced it the day before. He then seemed to think it was a tranny problem; possibly the torque converter or front pump because he said he noticed the truck was shifting as well as it should; 1st or 2nd was winding out too long and sometimes theres an abnormal slight kick when shifting. Its tough to notice and it doesnt do it all the time. Could the tranny be causing all this vibration? And if so why what is causing it and why is it a lot worse when I turn left? Its driving me insane because I focus on the vibration everytime im driving. I was going to bring it to a local trans shop but figured id keep researching the issue before I brought it back to a shop. Any advice would help. I dont want to have to drop money into shops trying to find out whats wrong if its somethign I can do myself.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 AT 6:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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Did you check the other hub? Vibrations can transmit throughout the truck. Try rotating the tires front to rear. When you turn left you are puting the weight on the right bearing
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 AT 6:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I checked the right hub. I didnt notice any play in the wheel, resistance areas when turning the wheel or hear any abnormal noises. The wheel seems to spin the same as the left wheel. To follow up on the tranny, which the mechanic seemed to think it was, I checked the fluid. Theres ample fluid and it doesnt smell burnt and no metal shavings. I dont think its a tranny problem. I just dont know what else it could be. If I were to take the hub off the car what would be the telltale signs it needs to be replaced. When I replaced the left one it made scraping sounds when spun. Today the truck is having major resistance problems when accelerating so Im leaving it in the driveway. Its tough to get it up to 35-40 mph.
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 AT 6:23 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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If all wheels spin free then the trans could very well be the problem
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 AT 6:23 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I had same problems. Warped rotors. New ones fixed it
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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 AT 6:23 PM (Merged)

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