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Old 06-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default 1995 SL2 Front End Vibration

I have a 95 SL2 (Auto Tranny) that has a bad vibration in the front end. It seems to be in the drivetrain somewhere. Car has no vibration when not moving, even if engine is revved up. The vibration is still there even when the transmission is put into neutral and the car is coasting. It becomes noticible around 25 MPH, and increases with speed. Sometimes it seems like the vibration will go away when turning left, but comes back when going straight or turning right. Anyone have a similar problem, or any idea as to what this might be? My best guess is either a bad CV joint, or wheel bearing. The car has close to 170,000 miles on it.

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1995 SL2 Front End Vibration

Classic signs of a bad bearing. Replace them in pairs (both sides) then get an alignment. This is one of the better posting I found with directions. Scroll down into the middle of that posting for pictures. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...light=bearings
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Thanks for your opinion. I talked to a friend who has replaced wheel bearings in several of these cars and he also thinks I have a bad bearing. I will do some more investigation and maybe tear into it later this week.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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Problem fixed. Pressed the old bearing out and the new one in at work with the help of my boss. Cost $52 for one at O'Reilly Auto Parts.
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