2001 Volkswagen Passat New EMP half shafts vibrate when ACC

Tiny
ALAN G.
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  • 2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 99,000 MILES
I recently replaced the drive shafts since the old boots were split. The repair went well but shortly after I noticed that when I accelerate there is a strong vibration.

The vibration occurs right from zero speed all the way to hard acceleration above 80 miles per hour.

No matter what the speed if I am not accelerating the car runs smoothly with no noise or vibration.

I backed off the six bolts on the inboard end of the drive shafts at the drive plate and reseated the parts and carefully re-tightened the bolts but with no improvement.

I checked the torque on the center bolt in each hub and it was correctly to spec. And then tried to tighten them further but could not.
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Thursday, July 9th, 2009 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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Is it an OE axle or an aftermarket?
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 7:39 AM

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