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Old 09-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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i just bought a 2000 v6 mustang and I noticed that when it is in 5 th gear it has a little shimmy when I let off of the gas going down hill and when it is on flat ground. I have driven a standard before so I know what they should feel like but I'm not sure what this might be?
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Define "shimmy" for us. Steering wheel shaking? Wobble in front or rear suspension? Vibration in the engine/trans?
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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I would say it is more of a vibration in the trans. My friend said that it might need new u joints but if it was that wouldn't it do it through all of the gears?
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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If it was the U joints, yes you'd feel it in all gears, and more so when you hit the gas.
How old is the clutch? Lots of miles/worn down?
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I am not sure how old the clutch is. I just bought it and the car has 126000 on it. I would assume thats how old the clutch is but i don't know. Is there any way to check it without pulling the whole transmission?
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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Weak tranny/engine mounts.

U joints you'd feel in you butt too becuase it would vibrate the differential and subsequently your suspension.
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It wouldnt be the clutch because i had one with 253000 miles on it and it was about to fall out any moment and it never done that to me.
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Clutches can fail in different ways.

Another option is shell out the $30-40 and have a shop diagnose it for you. At least you'll know what you are up against and make a plan from there.
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