The Truth About Cars » vibration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 15:30:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: The U Body, The Relay Bad Idle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-u-body-relay-bad-idle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-u-body-relay-bad-idle/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:26:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=970665   TTAC Commentator APaGttH writes: Sajeev! Long time listener, first time caller. The patient: a 2005 Saturn Relay FWD3 with 151K miles, GM 3.5L V6 and 4-speed automatic. I am the fifth owner and this is our grocery getter and general abuse vehicle. I’m the longest owner – 4 years and about 55K of those […]

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  TTAC Commentator APaGttH writes: Sajeev! Long time listener, first time caller. The patient: a 2005 Saturn Relay FWD3 with 151K miles, GM 3.5L V6 and 4-speed automatic. I am the fifth owner and this is our grocery getter and general abuse vehicle. I’m the longest owner – 4 years and about 55K of those […]

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Piston Slap: A Tribute to the Mariner’s idle Escape? (PART II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape-part-ii/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:28:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=778665 We had two updates to a previous Piston Slap this weekend, surprisingly within two hours of each other.  Let’s hear from the OP first: TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, reporting back: You may be interested in this, if for no other reason than to add to your diagnostic toolbox; my experience certainly can’t be unique: […]

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We had two updates to a previous Piston Slap this weekend, surprisingly within two hours of each other.  Let’s hear from the OP first: TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, reporting back: You may be interested in this, if for no other reason than to add to your diagnostic toolbox; my experience certainly can’t be unique: […]

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Piston Slap: A Tribute to the Mariner’s idle Escape? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/piston-slap-a-tribute-to-the-mariners-idle-escape/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=761745 TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, Your post of 2 Mar 2011 was a great explanation regarding the cause of the “T” joint oil leak I’ve been experiencing. No one on any of the normal Ford sites has been able to pinpoint the problem, so I thank you for the information. (I’d discovered the source, but […]

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TTAC Commentator sundvl76 writes: Sajeev, Your post of 2 Mar 2011 was a great explanation regarding the cause of the “T” joint oil leak I’ve been experiencing. No one on any of the normal Ford sites has been able to pinpoint the problem, so I thank you for the information. (I’d discovered the source, but […]

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Piston Slap: Mounting Problems Amid Audi Uncertainty? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-mounting-problems-amid-audi-uncertainty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-mounting-problems-amid-audi-uncertainty/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:16:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=647386 TTAC Commentator jrominski writes: Nice to see you are still at it on TTAC. (Back at it?) So my story is a 2010 Audi A4, Quattro 2.0t Premium. Red, as it should be (No, it should be brown. Duh. – SM). Just turning 60k miles. The engine is an EA888 according to Wikipedia, twin chain driven […]

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TTAC Commentator jrominski writes: Nice to see you are still at it on TTAC. (Back at it?) So my story is a 2010 Audi A4, Quattro 2.0t Premium. Red, as it should be (No, it should be brown. Duh. – SM). Just turning 60k miles. The engine is an EA888 according to Wikipedia, twin chain driven […]

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Piston Slap: To Love, To Hate Aftermarket Rimz (Part II) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-to-love-to-hate-aftermarket-rimz-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-to-love-to-hate-aftermarket-rimz-part-ii/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:11:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=647754 Sajeev writes: In our last installment of this particular ‘slap, a reader had a question about aftermarket wheels.  The solution was rather simple, the wheels discussed were not hub-centric.  But I also mentioned a horrible “death wobble” problem with my aftermarket reproduction SVT Cobra wheels on my Fox Cougar, solution TBD.  It was a big […]

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Sajeev writes: In our last installment of this particular ‘slap, a reader had a question about aftermarket wheels.  The solution was rather simple, the wheels discussed were not hub-centric.  But I also mentioned a horrible “death wobble” problem with my aftermarket reproduction SVT Cobra wheels on my Fox Cougar, solution TBD.  It was a big […]

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Piston Slap: To Love, To Hate Aftermarket Rimz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-to-love-to-hate-aftermarket-rimz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-to-love-to-hate-aftermarket-rimz/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:24:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482628 Lance writes: Hey Sajeev, A long time (since roughtly 2006ish) TTAC reader, I thought you might be able to help me out a bit, or point me in the right direction. My car (2007 Honda Civic Si Sedan, 17300 miles when bought used off lease, now currently around 39000 miles) vibrates terribly at highway speed. […]

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Lance writes: Hey Sajeev, A long time (since roughtly 2006ish) TTAC reader, I thought you might be able to help me out a bit, or point me in the right direction. My car (2007 Honda Civic Si Sedan, 17300 miles when bought used off lease, now currently around 39000 miles) vibrates terribly at highway speed. […]

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Super Piston Slap: NVH = Killing You With Kindness? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/super-piston-slap-nvh-killing-you-with-kindness/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/super-piston-slap-nvh-killing-you-with-kindness/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:20:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469097 While Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) control built into a modern machine is normally your friend, it often kills you with kindness.  That’s when NVH hides things that should never be hidden.  Shameful. Cowardly. Pathetic. And while I wasn’t expecting this level of deceit when merely replacing the shift knob on the otherwise stock transmission in […]

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While Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) control built into a modern machine is normally your friend, it often kills you with kindness.  That’s when NVH hides things that should never be hidden.  Shameful. Cowardly. Pathetic. And while I wasn’t expecting this level of deceit when merely replacing the shift knob on the otherwise stock transmission in […]

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Piston Slap: I’m Pickin’ Up Good Vibrations Pt. II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/piston-slap-im-pickin-up-good-vibrations-pt-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/piston-slap-im-pickin-up-good-vibrations-pt-ii/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2009 15:28:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338664 Chris writes: Thank you all for your input on my question. I took the truck to my mechanic and he gave it a good go over and could not find anything wrong. He was said it might be the heat shield on the exhaust system vibrating at that RPM however he could not find anything […]

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Chris writes: Thank you all for your input on my question. I took the truck to my mechanic and he gave it a good go over and could not find anything wrong. He was said it might be the heat shield on the exhaust system vibrating at that RPM however he could not find anything […]

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