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Old 07-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, this forum is a wealth of info! I have a 97 328I with 110k miles, auto. When accelerating from a complete stop, at about 25-30 mph there is a vibration coming from the center of the car, I can feel it in the shifter also. The harder you accelerate the worse the vibration. It stops after 30 mph but is getting worse, any info/thoughts totally appreciated!
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Check your Guibo. its a rubber flex disc connected to the transmission/driveshaft that wears out over time. When it fails it usually causes a vibration and can cause other issues like shuddering. Also check your transmission and engine mounts. They may be worn too. Have you ever checked your rear subframe bushings or had them replaced? Their rubber and are prone to wear as well.
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Check your Guibo. its a rubber flex disc connected to the transmission/driveshaft that wears out over time. When it fails it usually causes a vibration and can cause other issues like shuddering. Also check your transmission and engine mounts. They may be worn too. Have you ever checked your rear subframe bushings or had them replaced? Their rubber and are prone to wear as well.
Thanks Lord Vader, seems to be similar to a u-joint going on an American car. Will have it checked out!
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better to look at some good service station i am sure you would be guided well there
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Well, it ended up being the rear u-joint that connects to the rearend. Unfortunatly you have to replace the driveshaft also, lucky I found a used one.
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Glad you were able to find a used one. Guibo is usually cheaper so it would have been better to replace instead.
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