Shaking after right axle & LCA replacement + knocking.
Ok I did a search but found next to nothing so thought I would ask.
I recently replaced both axles accompanied by new LCAs on different days. Driver side of the car is dandy. Just did the passenger side today. New axle and new LCA. There is a slight shaking/shuddering/vibration when making turns and giving the car gas. It is still apparent when going straight but not so apparent to cause me to question if it does or not. There is a new wheel bearing, outer tire rod, and polyurethane endlinks as well so that should rule out some of the things.
I re-used the circlip that was on the intermediate shaft as I didn't have a new one(re-used the original one on the driver side axle due to fear of future stuck axle-everything fine so far on that side). I am thinking it is the clip, but I am really not confident on that. Only reason I think it is, is because it HAS to be it. It looked good and the axle clicked in. Anyone run into this problem?? Would a bad clip or un-seated clip cause the axle to vibrate like that??
Also would a bad bearing in the intermediate shaft bracket cause this? Prior to just knocking it out with a 2x4 placed on the inner CV cup and hammer(worked like a charm-feel like an idiot I didn't do it originally), I tried to pry it out rather aggresively with a rod(jack rod to be precise) placed bewteen the bracket and the cup. It is a little suprising to think that the bracket can move so much even though it is bolted to an iron block. Maybe I messed up the bearing/bracket?? I kind of doubt it because it lessens or is not even apparent when going straight.
Also I am missing a bolt on the passenger side subframe due to the welded nut being stripped. One bolt seems to be stripping and another is not original. This [shizzle] is because of the previous owner. All of these bolts are three of the four frontal bolts. Would this missing bolts cause the knocking?? Does it anytime their is a load on that side. It was the reason I replaced all my LCAs thinking it was a bad ball joint but it wasn't.
I've replaced so much(endlinks + bushings bracket, shifter bushings, motor mounts, brakes all around, both master cylinders, tune up [shizzle], etc.) on this car I feel like I am restoring it, but there is always something else that is wrong!!! HALP!