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My 2009 Toyota Camry LE v6 has a bad vibration when accelerating. It gets really bad between 40-70 mph. When I let off the gas pedal the vibration (shaking) reduces dramatically. I have had the tires balanced & rotated. I have read it could be struts, rotors, axles. Please give me some info. Thank You
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Vibration on acceleration can usually be traced to either the front drive axle/CV joint combinations. I would recommend that you inspect the axles at the outer ends where you will find a rubber boot that looks a bit like a bellows. If this boot is torn, the CV joint has lost its lubrication. This will cause excess clearance inside the joint and allow the vibration.
If the boot is OK, I would recommend disconnecting the axle and manually twist the CV Joint, looking for excess end play. If any play is found, replace the axle.
If the axles are OK, I would then recommend that all three motor mounts be inspected for weakness, or tears that would allow the engine/transmission to move too far. This too will cause a vibration on acceleration, as the transmission is on the wrong angle with regard to forward movement
If you have any questions, please feel free to reply
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