What causes a drive train vibration in my 1998 RAV 4?


Asked by Aug 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM about the 1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Accelerating with load or up a hill, amplified turning wheel left, car has bad drive train
vibration. Drive shaft and rear axels appear and feel good, wheels are balanced.

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Do to the mileage am going to suggest that your CV joints are worn...although not necessarily torn boots could be worn and going out of balance....have an inspector note the free play and change the axles if worn (probably)~

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Driveshaft is more than likely the problem; this is a very long two piece Driveshaft and any binding of the U-Joint will cause a vibration throughout the vehicle. Pull the shaft out and inspect the joints and the CV in the center. WholesaleImportparts.com carry’s replacement Drive shaft for the Rav4 you may want to check them out.

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I agree, I had a light vibration on my Rav4 that developed into a strong one over a period of two months. I found a great replacement at wholesaleimportparts.com for a super low price, I highly recommend this place. Jeff

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