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    Default Vibrations through to the steering wheel

    Hi guys,

    So when I leave it idling the steering wheel will be vibrating loads, however when I start driving at normal speeds it's fine, but at about 70-80mph it starts vibrating quite a lot again.

    Any ideas why this is?

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    The vibration at speed points to wheel balancing but the vibration at idle does not

    So I'm going to hazard a guess and say you have got a knackered engine mount hence the vibration at idle

    It's most likey the lower front mount

    Or the rear gearbox mount they are quite a common part prone to failure

    Just my two cents and I may be wrong but it's something for you to check but will probably need a ramp to do so

    Do you get any clunking or knocking noises?
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    The front lower mount can be checked with car stationary get some one watch the mount

    In 1st no revs hand brake on just lift the clutch till biting point and you will see the mount jumping around

    Just be very careful you or them don't get flattened I would probably chock the wheels with something too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyb712 View Post
    The vibration at speed points to wheel balancing but the vibration at idle does not

    So I'm going to hazard a guess and say you have got a knackered engine mount hence the vibration at idle

    It's most likey the lower front mount

    Or the rear gearbox mount they are quite a common part prone to failure

    Just my two cents and I may be wrong but it's something for you to check but will probably need a ramp to do so

    Do you get any clunking or knocking noises?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyb712 View Post
    The front lower mount can be checked with car stationary get some one watch the mount

    In 1st no revs hand brake on just lift the clutch till biting point and you will see the mount jumping around

    Just be very careful you or them don't get flattened I would probably chock the wheels with something too
    I don't get any knocking or clunking at all.

    The only noise I get occasionally is when I let off the accelerator between 3-3.5k and I get a noise which I think is just the turbo. Bit of a whooshing noise.

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    Could still be collapsed and absent clunking.
    Get down there for a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeXeR View Post
    Could still be collapsed and absent clunking.
    Get down there for a look.
    Would you be able to point me in the direction of where I should be looking? I'm pretty clueless with all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunni View Post
    That looks about right. There are gaps in the original mounts to help absorb vibration. Unfortunately with age and mileage, the rubber starts to tear/sag.
    See if you can spot any tears on the rubber, or if the centre pin mounting is sitting down low almost on the mount's metal frame.

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    You can see it from the top too just to the left of the battery
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    Sounds about right. Mounted on the crossmember bar that runs North-South.

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