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02 Lancer OZ Vibrating engine at idle

Old 02-10-2009, 02:48 PM
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Default 02 Lancer OZ Vibrating engine at idle

Ive been having alot of issues lately with my car as you can see my other posts recently. Now over sudden the engine starts to vibrate during idle it is so bad that my steering wheel and chair is shaking. I replaced all mounts so this isnt the issue, all i found online is pointing towards the balance belt or harmonic balancer but im not quite sure about this. Does any one know what could be the problem or what to look for ?? Oh i forgot to mention that the crankshaft pulley is kind of vibrating litely just cant tell if this is normal or not. + i get some vibrations at higher speeds starting from 62 and up, balacing 2 front wheels twice didnt solve the problem any ideas ???? is it possible for those things to be connected at some point ??
Old 03-07-2009, 10:58 AM
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your struts are out. Your tires are getting uneven wear. Get new shocks or keep putting on NEW tires to correct the problem. At idle get spark plugs wires and replace your belts. Good as new.
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It could very well be the balancer. Also, check and make sure the crank pulley is on right. If that comes off it could be ugly.
Old 03-28-2009, 12:37 PM
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The crackshaft pulley seems to be smooth and i dont think there is a harmonic balancer in 2002 lancer so it must be something else i just cant find the source.
Old 03-28-2009, 01:09 PM
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your engine does not have balance shafts, so thats not it.
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