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1999 Toyota Corolla Question: Can wear in bushings in tranny housing where the CV shafts run cause vibration?

 

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Terry Technician, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Hot Springs National Park, AR, October 10, 2011, 16:46
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I have already tried balancing tires and even changing tires and rebalancing. But it still has a shimmy at speeds starting about 62 mph. The tires are not causing the problem but i noticed it seems to have some slop where the CV shaft fits in the transmission on both sides, probably a worn bushing and I was wondering if this will cause the shimmy. Only about 160,000 miles on it. It has the 1.8 liter with automatic tranny.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 10, 2011, 20:14
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    They all seem to have slop there in the diff bushings as the mileage gets higher. I have seen axles cause vibration but I would look at the engine mounts first.

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    rogertennis2003 December 31, 2011, 20:17
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    i think the vibration is probably a minor bend in the wheel.try rotating rim to rear of car and see if that solves problem.if not than your hypothesis should be looked at.rs

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