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Old 07-12-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Few issues

1. Engine is very noisy and has strong vibrations at high speeds 80+. Gets worse the faster it goes. Could it be something to do with harmonic balancer?

2. Serpentine belt has small tear or like rip on the edge of it. Should I replace it ASAP?

3. Also when going to start my car sometimes It will just click and then nothing. And I gotta keep pushing the brake and turning the key a few times to get it to start. (But it happens and misc times and is annoying)

I have a 1995 camaro z28, I've had it for 6 months the guy I bought it from don't know what he did or how long he had it. But how often or when should I change transmission filter and fluid?
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#2: yes replace serpentine belt ASAP.

#3: auto trans? Every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first.

As for #1 .. Is there any codes ? Did vibrations just all of sudden start ? More info needed
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!. The LT1 does not have a harmonic balancer it only has a crank pully and is internally balanced.

2. Replace it.

3. Dirty battery connections OR failing starter relay, OR failing or dirty starter solenoid.
I'd bet on the connections or the relay, we've had the identical issue posted here and it was the relay. Relay is under passenger side dash IIRC.

4. When I had my 89 T/A with an auto, the tranny guy at the dealer told me to change it every 40k miles, and to change all of it not just 4 quarts.
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#2: yes replace serpentine belt ASAP. #3: auto trans? Every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first. As for #1 .. Is there any codes ? Did vibrations just all of sudden start ? More info needed
No there's no codes, and it didn't all sudden happen but the more I drive the louder it seems to get over time and it's at high speeds but it vibrates so much and is real noisy.
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#1 might not be the engine check your ball joints and tie rods, or the tires might be out of balance
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Your vibration has to be some where past your transmission. Tire and chassis vibrations will be commonly noticed at 30, and 60 mph give or take. I would take the best guess to say you have a bent drive shaft or a universal joint that's going out. Engine related vibrations usually will run parallel with your RPMs and gears shifting. Some of these cars have a carrier bearing and a two part drive shaft as well. If the bearing is going out it will cause a really good vibration as speeds go up. As far as the noise you are speaking of; is engine noise? Or just the entire chassis reverberating from the vibrations getting more pronounced.
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Your vibration has to be some where past your transmission. Tire and chassis vibrations will be commonly noticed at 30, and 60 mph give or take. I would take the best guess to say you have a bent drive shaft or a universal joint that's going out. Engine related vibrations usually will run parallel with your RPMs and gears shifting. Some of these cars have a carrier bearing and a two part drive shaft as well. If the bearing is going out it will cause a really good vibration as speeds go up. As far as the noise you are speaking of; is engine noise? Or just the entire chassis reverberating from the vibrations getting more pronounced.
How do you check your driveshaft and universal joints?
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How do you check your driveshaft and universal joints?
Get under car and turn them by hand. Inspect the driveshaft for cracks or rubbing wear. Also grab and turn driveshaft with hand to see if there is any play in the U-joints. If the U-joints are bad, there will be play while turning driveshaft and clunk when put in gear (auto trans ). Or have a bad vibration while driving. Sometimes they will be literally coming apart, just give all of them a good visual and twist for any signs if wear or sloppiness.
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Also if you push your driveshaft up and down it should have little to no movement. If there's a lot of movement at either u joint, it's bad. If one is bad, it's best to replace both. They're not hard or expensive to replace on your own. Have you checked to see if you have a two piece driveshaft with a carrier bearing?
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I checked and I think I only have one u joint in the rear. I tried turned the drive axle by hand but didn't seem to budge? Yet again I think I also had parking brake on? And a little metal piece fell off that was like clipped onto u joint or something? I don't know. And the vibrations start at about 85-90mph and make loud hum kinda and feel it more on the floor board
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There has to be two u-joints, there can't be just one.
One at the transmission end and one at the differential end.
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