As a couple of others have pointed out, it sounds like U-joints. Get under there
and wiggle things and see what moves. Also make sure all the bolts are still
there. I thought I had a wheel vibration once and it turned out that a couple
of bolts had gone missing on the rear u-joint. When I hit 2nd gear, I got an
almighty BANG-clank-clank-clank, looked in my mirror and saw the driveshaft
rolling off to the side of the road! I'm just glad it was the rear one and not
the front one. 8^0
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Andrew Murphy
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: Bad Vibrations
I have had my 1964 1500 for about a month now and I really like the car very
much. It's an attention getter and although it doesn't have the power of the
1600 or the 2000, it has a style all its own. It is more of a sporty touring
car than a sports car.
Recently, I have been experiencing a problem. The car has a vibration issue
that happens at harmonics from 20,40, and 60 miles per hour. I originally
attributed this to the need for a wheel rotation which I did. It helped a
little but the issue is still there.
I am now thinking it is related to the transmission. When I apply power I
can hear and feel a clanking sound that sounds like an issue with the drive
train and when I remove power I hear another clank and the vibrations cease.
Something loose? Transmission mount problem? I am going to take it in to
have it looked at, but I wanted to get some ideas first.
Any help would be greatfully appreciated.