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Thread: Looking for a Nice Allante -- What could be the problem?

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    Looking for a Nice Allante -- What could be the problem?

    I test drove a fairly nice 88 Allante this morning. The car was a great driver and handler -- and the ride was firm but smooth as a Cadillac should be. This car, however, had a slight shaking when idling. The shaking went away or at least subsided at times, and the car accelerated well overall. The shaking was most noticeable when the car was slowing down to a stop-- little or no acceleration. The shaking was strong as the car slowed, then barely noticeable as the car idled. It was noticeable again upon acceleration. I did not notice any smoke or any other signs of engine trouble -- odometer shows 96K. What could be causing this shaking/missing feeling? I would like to find a really clean Allante. I don't think this is the one, but if the shaking is not too big of a problem, it could be a nice car overall. Thanks


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    Re: Looking for a Nice Allante -- What could be the problem?

    Sorry I can't help with the problem, but I do have a '90 that I may want to sell...everything works. danstarley@cox.net

    ....Dan

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    Re: Looking for a Nice Allante -- What could be the problem?

    If only shaking while in motion, I would think a broken belt in a tire or a faulty CV joint in a front drive axle. If shaking as well, idling, I would think a weak, sticking injector.

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    Re: Looking for a Nice Allante -- What could be the problem?

    I have also seen where the brake pads have some roughness on them and when applying the brakes it will wriggle a little. I had that when I first purchased my 90.

    It is going to be 70 here in the Philadelphia area this weekend. Guess what's coming out of the garage?


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