Sudden horrible vibration! Help!

Mechanical questions about the Toyota Granvia
Ric220
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Sudden horrible vibration! Help!

Postby Ric220 » 17 Sep 2017, 18:22

Hi all. My '96 4x4 Granvia has suddenly started vibrating heavily! It's virtually undrivable. I hit a moderate pothole this afternoon - not hard but I'm guessing enough to finally break whatever's broken. Suddenly there's a heavy vibration through the steering wheel and even through the body. Everything shakes, especially under load. There's also a light tinkling sound at low speed, coming from roughly under driver's bum and a low heavy buzzing sound. At tickover or on the move in neutral there's no vibration.

I know the front wheel bearings need doing and occasionally there's a slight click from the front drive shafts. Can anyone point me in the right direction? As I say it's pretty much undrivable as it is. Thanks all. Your wisdom is much appreciated.

Ric220
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Joined: 23 Sep 2015, 11:27

Re: Sudden horrible vibration! Help!

Postby Ric220 » 18 Sep 2017, 09:04

Update. Driving short distance this morning and a squealing sound followed by loud bang from underneath. Awaiting recovery. Would appreciate any thoughts. Cheers.

Ric220
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Re: Sudden horrible vibration! Help!

Postby Ric220 » 18 Sep 2017, 19:50

Front drive shaft snapped.


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