Vibration between 40-50mph on 97 Acura rl 3.5. The vibration is coming from the right front side of the vehicle.
Hi Sir or Madam, welcome. I'm acramstr. And I will be assisting you today. The upper bushings wear on these. But usually they make a grinding noise or squeak. A little left to right movement is normal. Inner CV joint wear is the most common cause of vibration at this speed .Especially if it stops when you let off the gas. I would take a good look at the right axle. We see the front struts seize on these as well after they are lifted on a hoist. So if you lift the car take the front tires off right away to lessen the weight on the strut stops to help keep them from sticking. If there is anything else I can help you with let me know.
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The bushings on the upper control arm are very loose ,i can move from left to right with very little pressure.
With cv joint would their be any play if the joint is bad?
The struts have been replaced.
Do you recommend any after market axles?
It does let up when i let off the gas but not much play in the shaft.
The vehicle vibrates pretty good which made me think half shaft but when the half shaft seemed tight i started looking at other components.
I just checked the axle and it does have some play.
The car does shake pretty hard which has to be the axle.
I found a oem rebuilt for $141.50 with $70 core charge and comes with warranty.
I appreciate your advice.