Thanks for the reply!
I did try to do a little more diagnosing today, and learned a little bit more. It does not sound like the hub is clicking when shifting through park and drive. However, once you shift from park to drive (while holding down the brake of course), the vibration increases greatly - more so than the car usually does. Once you put the car back into Park, or even Neutral, the vibration subsides. There is a click when placing the car in drive, but it sounds pretty normal - as if it's always done. The main problem seems to be when accelerating from a dead stop, or letting off the gas, there is a slack of some type. Also, if I'm driving and switch to Neutral, there is a similar click. I had replaced three of the four engine mounts last month because of terrible vibration problems, so I really doubt it's the fourth mount (checked it yesterday and it seems fine).
I would like to avoid applying adhesive to the splines on the drive axles, since I know sometime in the near future I will have to pull them out to replace the CV joints (if they aren't already bad). If it's only a problem of slight wear at the drive axle splines, and it doesn't have the potential to get worse - I'll let it go. Hope this helps!
Monday, September 14th, 2009 AT 12:32 AM