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Old 31 Jul 2012, 10:50 am
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Hey guys...recently my PT started doing this thing where it sorta shakes when I accelerate up to 4,000 RPM while in 3rd and 4th gear. At first I thought it might be my front tires were out of balance or something, but the steering wheel doesn't move at all, but the car "shakes" for lack of a better term. When I get it into 5th it smooths out, but I generally keep it around 3 grand in 5th. It's making me sorta nervous so...got any ideas what might be up?
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 02:56 pm
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Default Re: 2004 PT GT Turbo shaking problem

My daughter had the same problem on her Pt... She has 128k, her axle shafts were going bad.
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 02:58 pm
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Rear axle shafts, right?
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 04:57 pm
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Thank you very much for your input. BTW...did you replace the axles yourself or did you have the work done at a Dealer? Just wondering how hard this job might be, because I already looked up prices for the axles and they are a leeetle bit on the high side.
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Old 31 Jul 2012, 05:14 pm
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Yes, it sounds like a bad axle...specially if it goes away as soon as you let go the gas...
The axles are not that hard to change ( did it four times already ) and you can get a rebuilt unit for about $50 or a new one form Advance Auto parts for about $100 ( maybe less with a coupon )
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WOW, COOL!! Where do you live and how soon can we start Jussssst kidding. But, seriously, thanks so much for the info, I really appreciate it. Now I'll just pull out my repair manual and do some studying up on what all is entailed here.

Thank you both for your input, and if you or anyone else has any other thoughts on the matter, just lemme know. I've done a heckuva lot of auto repairs in the last 40 years, but these axles will be a first for me

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Where do you live? maybe I can take it for a spin and make sure is the axles!!!
btw,after changing them so many times, I'm down to 15-20 min for an axle swap right now (with the right tools and a impact gun)
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Well, let's see here...you live in New York, and I live in SoCal. So how does this afternoon work for you? Don't forget to bring your impact gun

BTW, I may have questions for you as I work my way through this repair. Hope you don't mind.
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Send me a pm... I live in the IE, we can chat about it.
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