Q: When I accelerate in my 2002 Acura CL Type S it feels like I am on a ribbed road but not when coasting or cruising

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when i accelerate in my 2002 acura cl type s feels like i am on a ribbed road but not when coasting or cruising has new wheel bearing new strut new control arms ball joints

My car has 280000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - so you feel a vibration only under acceleration, or under a load - good diagnostic skills! Most likely, the CV joints on your front axles are worn, and are allowing a bit more movement as they rotate than they should. This will cause an oscillation which you feel as though the road was not smooth. I would also check motor/transmission mounts to be sure they are not allowing excessive twist of the engine/transmission under load - which would also cause the same behavior as worn CV joints.

To avoid any unnecessary repairs, I would recommend having the car’s shaking symptom inspected by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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