Shaking in the rain

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at
Wed Apr 6 10:24:05 EDT 2005

Yup.  Check your heatshielding between the cat/driveshaft and  underbody.
They loosen up over time and if there's enough of a space, water will find
it's way in, making it droop further down until it hits whatever is
underneath.  If you find tears around the mounting points and don't have
suitable washers, you can always punch a hole in a bottle cap to improvise.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave C" <dconner at>
To: <urq at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:14 AM
Subject: [urq] Shaking in the rain - 87 5ktq

>.... many minutes of high speed water on
> the road would
> bring it on.  Wet roads, spray, and normal rain were no problem,
> torrential downpours with inch deep water on the road would bring it
> on.
> It kind of felt like the center drive shaft was out of balance or
> alignment.  I looked at the driveshaft, carrier bearing, etc and all
> appear normal.  But what do I know?  There are 140k miles on the car
> and as far as I know there has never been any work done on the
> driveshaft, carrier bearing, etc.  The center U-jouint was greased the
> U-joint within the past month.
> Any ideas?
> - -
> Dave C.

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