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74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rocketmancain on Mon May 28, 2012 2:17 pm

My 74 Ghia feels like the wheels are out of round. Would bad motor mounts cause the car to shake at all speeds? It feels like its in the back of car. Thanks
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by DiggerD on Mon May 28, 2012 3:02 pm

Loose rear drum?
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by bumblebuggy on Mon May 28, 2012 4:15 pm

Rear drum, bent wheel, bearings are going, loose lug bolt.
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by ASBug on Mon May 28, 2012 8:54 pm

CV Joints?
Did you do any thing different lately, any work done?
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Post by rocketmancain on Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 pm

no nothing different i mounted a go pro video camera and found the back passenger tire vibrates and the engine mount is cracked on that side. could the mount cause this?
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rocketmancain on Tue May 29, 2012 11:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NnAy9-yA6Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

the last tire is the one that has the problem. thanks
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by 65type2dailydriver on Wed May 30, 2012 7:33 am

I like your diagnostic tool!
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed May 30, 2012 2:28 pm

65type2dailydriver wrote:I like your diagnostic tool!
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Post by tronview on Wed May 30, 2012 5:30 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:
65type2dailydriver wrote:I like your diagnostic tool!
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rpm750 on Wed May 30, 2012 8:21 pm

tronview wrote:
Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:
65type2dailydriver wrote:I like your diagnostic tool!
x2

X3

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I want one of those so bad.

Looks like a belt has separated.

Is that thing right hand drive?
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by Bugman114 on Wed May 30, 2012 8:53 pm

X2, u need a new tire, ASAP. unless the inside lip of the wheel itself is bent badly (i.e. hit a curve or something), but it looks like the tire.
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rocketmancain on Wed May 30, 2012 10:42 pm

no it's a left drive.
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by Bugman114 on Thu May 31, 2012 8:21 pm

i wouldn't take that on the highway if i was you.
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rocketmancain on Thu May 31, 2012 8:59 pm

I parked it until I get this resolved. Tried a different tire/rim and still shakes
Trying to get the drum off and check brakes
I did stop hard about a week ago that might be the issue cv is tight and drum has no play. Hope it's the drum. Wanted to Drive it this weekend. Thanks fit all the suggestions.
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by Bugman114 on Thu May 31, 2012 10:55 pm

definetly pull that drum off and check if the splines are F'ed up. I'd also replace the mounts, just because, it IS an issue, any could possibly be causing your issue, but i doubt it, unless the shaking seems to match engine RPM. you may want to check the trailing arms, and possibly even the rear torsion housing itself. one of them could be bent slightly throwing off your toe. if all that seems good, i would also check your spring plate bushings, if they are rubber they may have disintegrated, or if they are urethane, they may have shattered (urethane just gets harder and harder over the years).
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by rocketmancain on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:29 pm

So I finally had time to work on the Ghia it was the tires, both of the rear tires had broken down. The car had sat for a year and developed flat spots on the tires. I put the from tires on the back and the ride was smooth in the back and rough in the front. Now trying to find tires at a good price, any suggestions I looked at Croker tires
anybody have place in Atlanta metro area for tires less than 80.00 each?
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Re: 74 Ghia started to shake at all speeds.

Post by ASBug on Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:00 am

Take that link for the nexen tires in the other post you have and go to walmart.com and look them up. I just got tires (nexen's - 18") for the wifeys Passat. Price was $20 a tire cheeper online ($80 cheeper for the 4). Mounting and balancing was included in the price and they shipped them to the store in 2 days... I got unlimited balance and rotation as well as road hazard as this is my wifes car, but you may not want to.
The guy at the store couldn't believe that they were that much cheeper for the exact same tire.
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