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2001 BMW 325xi Question: slight to moderate vibration upon acceleration at highway speeds

 

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racine, Summit, MS, December 09, 2010, 20:59
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I just had the thermostat replaced along with the power steering hoses. A week later driving 120 miles round trip I noticed some vibration from the left side upon acceleration. The car did not pull to one side or another, the tires aren't low. Anywhere from 60-85mph I'll get that vibration even on cruise control going up a hill.

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  • Answer #1

    December 14, 2010, 04:07
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    Placebo. Thermostat and p/s hoses are not linked to the symptoms described
    Schedule for a rotate and balance of the weeks.

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, January 11, 2011, 17:57

    Also try the bushings on the front control arms.

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  • Answer #3

    December 19, 2012, 08:58
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    Check the Center support bearing on the driveshaft. The rubber housing deteriorates afer time and causes the drive shaft to be unbalanced and may cause the feeling you are describing.

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