Q: Brand new CV axles causing vibration?

asked by on

Hi, I replaced both CV axles on my 02 altima 2.5l in early august, i immediately noticed a vibration at 65-75 miles per while engine is under load ( passing, entering highway) that wasn't there before the axle replacement. The guy who did the work told me to take it for a front end alignment and that would tell us if it was a bad axle. Is that true? If not, how do you tell if an axle is bad and which one?

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

An alignment will not cause a vibration but if one of the tires was out of balance this can cause the problem if on of the weights fell off during the axle service. Once you get all tires balanced see if vibration is still there. If it is then take it back to have axles replaced again. The most common one to be not balanced is the passenger side since it is the longer axle and will vibrate more.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brand new CV axles causing vibration?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Alternator problems. Lights and horn don't work.

Your car is showing all the classic signs of a bad battery. I would recommend having a mechanic inspect the battery. They will start with the battery and have it load tested. When batteries get old they may not take...

Q: Lack of power and fuel smell

It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes these gases to be...

Q: Do universal steering rack boots work

If you have broken steering rack and pinion side boots and cannot find replacements then aftermarket universal boots can be tried. This would be better than no boots at all. They are generic and there is a possibility they may...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.