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Replaced cvt and axels front wheel bearings still viberates. Is a 2001 outback awd. Had ft wheels balanced no change. Viberation gone when car sets all night. Viberation starts after 10 mi or so. And comes and go's on long trips 50-100 mi. Help just spent 1k and still has the intermitent vibration. Help
 

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cvt ?

4 or 6 cylinder? 5 spd or auto? miles?

is the car new to you? any wrecks or work done before the problem began?

describe vibration - is it felt only in the steering wheel when turning, going straight, or in the 'seat-of-the-pants' ? does it feel in the center or towards a corner or end of the car? any odd tire wear?

any noise associated?

all 4 tires identical? will the car turn tight circles on dry pavement smoothly?
 

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Stearing wheel vibration

4 cyl bought new 170k intermittent vibration when going streight put new ctv axels new wheel bearings. Seems to, steer ok for first 10 mi then intermittint vibratiom all tires bought at same time driving on pavement when vibrating seems to go away around 20-30 mph had front tires balanced and brakes checked all ok.
 

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aftermarket or rebuilt axles? they can sometimes cause problems

could be bad/frozen u-joint..., bad inner tie rods....bad trans mount....loose lugnuts...stuck brake caliper, etc. lots of possible sources of vibration


where are you located? maybe someone can suggest a shop
 

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Not sure about your roads, but there are stretches of road on my daily commute where the steering wheel does a 2-3mm cha cha at 65mph and a mile later its smooth sailing.

In your case it sounds like some rotating assembly is the cause. Is there any sound that accompanies the vibration? In addition to the list 1 Lucky Texan suggested, also check the carrier bearing in the drive shaft when you pull the it to check the u joints. Make sure you get the car to the point where the vibration is present to check for "looseness".
 
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