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Bad wobble when accelerating, transmission works fine, feels

Customer Question

bad wobble when accelerating
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: transmission works fine, feels like a slipped belt in a tire but it has new tires on it..
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2013 ford escape AWD
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: we have removed each tire and swapped it with the spare and also removed the rear drive shaft
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i also replaced the left front axle with a new one from ford..
Submitted: 30 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

What is wobbling?

The entire vehicle?

Does the steering wheel move back and forth, right and left when accelerating?

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
entire vehicle, except the steering wheel isn't shaking
Customer: replied 30 days ago.
feels like a slipped belt in a tite or a bad tie rod but all that checks out fine..
Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

Take it to a shop and have it lifted at least 1 foot off the ground, start the engine and drive place in drive and rev it up to the speed that the wobbling occurs, then try to pinpoint where it is coming from.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

Then when it does wobble, start removing parts one at a time until the wobble goes away, starting with each wheel/tire.

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
already done all that, i own a transmission shop..
Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

Ok, and did it wobble while up on a lift?

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
you can feel it all through the car and i didn't see anything unusual in the drive train
Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

So, did you also feel it wobble up on the lift with all of the wheels/tires removed and engine running, in gear and reving up?

Customer: replied 30 days ago.
i didn't try that, maybe i will on monday. however i did remove one tire at a time and replace it with the spare but it did not change anything
Expert:  Mike S. replied 30 days ago.

Yeah, try that.