Annoying drivetrain vibration

Discussion in '2011+ Ford Mustang V6 3.7L Tech' started by DaveK, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. DaveK

    DaveK Junior Member

    2014 with 56K miles, bought the car new, never a problem really. I installed Ford performance shocks and struts and Steeda sway bars to mimic the performance handling package offered as an option to 2014. Now (years later) I get a vibration through the car usually at about 2000 rpms, when I'm at decel and there's some slack in the drivetrain. I'd say it's most pronounced when I'm running downhill at a pace where the engine breaking holds the car at speed, and the rpm's are around 2000. You can feel it in the wheel, in the shifter, in your seat... you can hear it, it rumbles. It happens if you depress the clutch at around 2000 rpms, just for a second you feel it. I can stop it by hitting the acel for just a quick jab. I brought it to the dealer, they spent hours on it, told me they think it's in the trany (6 speed standard shift), and they'd have to take the trany apart to know more. I called a transmission shop, they said they don't think it's in the trans, they'd take it for a day for test drives and put it on the lift. I called a drive train shop to ask if a 1 piece drive shaft might fix it. They said they doubt it's the drive shaft, and if I replace the 2 piece drive shaft with a 1 piece drive shaft it would set up a harmonic vibration that would make it worse (unless of course the problem is the driveshaft, which they don't believe it is- but they'll sell me a new driveshaft if I want one). So everyone agrees there's a vibration that occurs at around 2000 rpms when you lift off the gas, and continues as long as you're running around 2000 rpm, and it doesn't matter your speed or what gear you're in, and it goes away if you hit the gas, or coast down to below about 1500 rpm. But no one can tell me why. Sorry- has anyone experienced this? I'm at the end- I have no idea, and I think all the shops are guessing.
  2. Juice

    Juice forum member

    If it vibrates at 2k in ALL gears, I would say it is NOT transmission. So, does it vibrate in 5th gear? That should be the 1to1 ratio in the mt82. Is the problem worse in any one particular gear? Are there any noises associated with this or is it just something you feel?
  3. 01yellerCobra

    01yellerCobra forum member

    What kind of shape are the mounts in? Almost sounds like something torques over in deceleration and touches then has clearance when you press the gas and torques the other way.

    I'd also check the u-joints and CV joints really well. I had a weird vibration suddenly show up and only at certain RPMs. Ended up the bolts holding the driveshaft to the pinion flange were loose.
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  4. HenrikG

    HenrikG Junior Member

    Did you find what caused the problem? I have the same issue with my 3.7L v6 2011 Mustang.
  5. LarryJM

    LarryJM forum member

  6. Careener

    Careener forum member

    On the V6 it's often a mix of the clutch plus two piece driveshaft.
  7. dustyn83

    dustyn83 Junior Member

    Had the same issue, and the dealer ended up replacing my pinion bearing.
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