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Old 29-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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Hello guys, this is not really an performance ford but I hope you can point me in the right direction.

My 81 Granada 2.3 4 speed with 76.000km vibrates while driving past 50mph.
I tought it was the rubber in the middle of the propshaft, checked it, had some play so I changed it. Now it's even worse, maybe because I stiffened that part up. U-joints are good. When I took the propshaft away from the car I marked it's position to be sure it would go back as it was.

Where to look?

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Old 29-09-2018, 03:58 PM
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Wheel balance been checked? Could be inner CV's also
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Old 29-09-2018, 04:11 PM
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Have you tried swapping the wheels front to rear to see if the vibration changes?
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Old 29-09-2018, 04:45 PM
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Inner CVs used to get dry and require regreasing

Other than that propshaft balance weights may have come off?

wheel balance/ out of shape tyres.
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Weight is still in place, tires are new and balanced. CV joints haven't been checked. Will do. Thanks.
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I would start at the engine mounts and replace everything working back, these cars are so simple that it cannot take a lot to change everything, eventually you will resolve it.
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And did this just start suddenly, or after work ? Other ?

And it is definitely speed related, not engine rpm etc ?

Swapping wheels or tyres would be a good first step
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Car has been sitting for about 10 years, so I don't know, tires are new but I will swap them for some wheels I have lying around to check if it makes a difderence.
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