1998 Chevy S-10 vibration

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Hello, I have an idea what the problem is but I see nothing visibly wrong so i'm not sure. When I take off from a stop I get a vibration a little at start, but peaks out a lot stronger at about 23 mph, after that it goes away. Usually cruising around 50 mph I feel nothing runs good as usual, then when islow down at about again 23 mph I get a very strong vibration getting less and less until I stop.
As for donation or free I have never used you guys before had I done so and had recieved good service I would be inclined to donate thats not a problem. My problem is taking my money and running with any old answere. If we colaberate on this with good results see me then.
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 8:29 PM

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Tiny
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Have you changed your brake pads recently? Are one of the wheels getting hotter than the rest? Could be a caliper sticking making it difficult for the car to pull until it hits higher rpm's.
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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Have you changed your brake pads recently? Are one of the wheels getting hotter than the rest? Could be a caliper sticking making it difficult for the car to pull until it hits higher rpm's.

I lifted the rear end off the ground both tires turned freely by hand but still vibrated when giving it gas while wheels off the ground at 23 mph
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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Did you try to wobble the wheel back and forth to make sure the wheel bearings are good while it was lifted?
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
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Yes !

I also grabbed a hold of the drive shaft turned it by hand while in neutral, shook it wobbled it, to try and find out if a universal was maybe going bad with no results. With the exception of removing it to see how everything is I can find nothing wrong.
It does seem how-ever that the problem is getting worse very little by little. If I drive it till something shows then there is a good change it will ruin something else but I have no choice but to drive it.
One would think that from years of experiance it would be a universal that what this kind of vibration usually is. One thing I am not to familiar with is this little truck has a two piece drive shaft with a bearing in the middle or actually a little closer to the transmission. But like I said I see nothing wrong, i'm no dummy i've been fixing cars in my driveway for 30 yrs. This is why i've turned to you.
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 5:16 AM
Tiny
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Hm, well I'm not one of the 2carpros professional techs. I'm just a member like you. I was just trying to help you out but it seems like you have more experience then me so I'm sorry I couldn't help.
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 8:31 AM

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