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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-12, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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My front end starts to hake every time I start slowing down from a speed of 65MPH or higher, what could cause this?

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Re: Front end

Need more info . What type of car , year etc would help .Also is it whilst braking or just slowing down ?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-04-12, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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96' Escort, 1.9L MFI, and only while I'm slowing down, at around 50-55 it doesn't shake as bad or stops completely(depending on if I use my clutch to help slow down or not at 50-55)
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Re: Front end

If you were getting the shake on the way up also , would suggest getting wheels balanced and checking tyres for twists or deformation . If not , check engine and gearbox mountings and suspension , steering for excessive play or movement.If not that , check driveshafts for wear .
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The tires are maybe a month new and even if I don't use my clutch it still shakes so I'm not sure if the gearbox would be it, my suspension is fine and my steering wheel is tight
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Re: Front end

I never said it was your g/box . Check engine , g/box mountings , important with front wheel drive cars .
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Alright, thanks man
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Hey, I've looked online and I can't seem to find what it looks like. What am I looking for?
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Re: Front end

Something like these , though they are expensive , specialised kit .Should be able to get standard mountings cheaper if that's what is needed .

Escort MK5/6 Vibratechnics Engine mount kit NEW - PassionFord
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Hows come every time I look this up for pricing it says transmission mount? Is it the same thing?
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