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Differential shot?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by sleepn_accord, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. sleepn_accord

    sleepn_accord Senior Member

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    99 Integra LS auto
    Well, I've replaced the passenger axle twice already.
    New Tires
    Alignment seems to be ok

    When I have the car jacked up and in D4, and accelerate the shaft of the CV wobbles slightly.
    It is not out of round. There appears to be some play on the inboard join, but not between the joint and axle.

    There is a groaning sound when the car is in drive (not reverse) and I accelerate.

    The symptoms that I have been having include:

    groaning sound when accelerating (like wheel bearings, but when I checked the bearings with the simple test for movement they seem rock solid)

    Upon initial accleration there is a rough vibration that goes away after I gain some momentum

    So does this sound like it might be a bad diff or something else?
     
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    confusatron Senior Member

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    What kind of shape are your control arm bushings in?
     
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    sleepn_accord Senior Member

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    They seem ok. They squeak, but the upper control arm itself doesn't seem to have any lateral movement.
    The chasis has about 20K on it.

    Is there any specific way I should check them aside from dropping the LCA and wishbone and checking for lateral movement?
     
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