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    Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

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    Weirdest problem, my car will shake pretty violently ONLY in 3rd gear and ONLY past 2600rpm. Everyone i talk to is totally stumped. Anyone got any ideas?
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    Veteran Member Four Rings NeedingAnAudi's Avatar
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    You should swap for a b6 3rd gear. Heard you go into lightspeed with those

    Honestly I'm stumped too, just wanted to put a little humor in, did it work?
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    hahaha yeah, you got me all excited that my post got a reply though! atleast i got a chuckle out of it.

    this problom is driving me nuts. Any way it could be a bent wheel? it feels like its coming from the right rear of the car, ill have to swap out that tire and see if it makes a difference tomorrow. Its just unlikely, wheel bends seem to shake more constantly than a certian RPM in a certian gear
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    Quote Originally Posted by SantorianA4 View Post
    hahaha yeah, you got me all excited that my post got a reply though! atleast i got a chuckle out of it.

    this problom is driving me nuts. Any way it could be a bent wheel? it feels like its coming from the right rear of the car, ill have to swap out that tire and see if it makes a difference tomorrow. Its just unlikely, wheel bends seem to shake more constantly than a certian RPM in a certian gear
    Sweet.

    I doubt its a bent wheel. Any more info? I'm no expert but at 80 mph on my dad's vette the car would shake like crazy, turned out to be a bad u-joint on the rear axle shaft. Sounds reasonable enough to check to me
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    If it were a bent wheel it would do that at the same speed regardless of gear.
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    i would also check out any rubbing in your exhaust system, since your under load the car will squat down in the rear showing vibration through the motor to the body, also check out your balance on your tires, i know some of my wheels weights fell off and it would vibrate at only certain speeds but went away past 40, also check out your tranny mounts and engine mounts for excessive movement
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    i would check the mounts man. that seems like the best bet if not then throw on your shrolock holmes hat and do some serious investigating

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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    Maybe it's control arms?

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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    Thanks guys. As for mounts, the car is getting an APR snub mount next week when it goes in for a timing belt. I was going to go out today and rotate the tires and see if it changes anything about the shake. I'm hoping it's not control arms! That's some serious extra cash I'm hoping not to spend right now! Haha I'll keep you guys updates. Thanks for the info
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    Question, if it was control arms, how would I know? Just process of elimination after I ruled out everything else? Or is there somthing I can check?
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    As stated above, this is a common problem on cars with rear driveshafts: Bad U-Joint

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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    Rotates tire to the front, shake got 99% better, i feel it the slightest bit, but i think because the front is made to turn, it absorbs the shake, you know? im having the wheel spin balanced tomorrow. Thanks for the help
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    Re: Car shakes 2600rpm+ in 3rd gear only?

    were the lugbolts on tight when you took off your wheels? sometimes they work themselves loose after a while and that can cause vibrations.
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