This seems to be a tricky one. There is a subtle shake to the car when accelerating at city speeds, but when I hit about 60 it really starts to shake. It feels as though it is the front end, and I feel the shake rise through the floor, up the seat, the dash, etc. Stuff in the door well starts to rattle around.
Brought to mechanic. The found some loose bolts on left front suspension and tightened, but shake continued. They checked ball joints, CV, axle\drive train, brakes… all good, no escaping lube. Left front brake heats up more than the others, but that isn’t the issue. Tires have even wear. Can’t figure out what causes the shake. The shake only happens with acceleration. Let off the gas, it stops. Brake, it stops (shaking). Touch the pedal, it starts.
One thing I do notice is a clunking sound in the wheel wells when hitting bumps. Thought it was crappy struts, but that isn’t the case. Mechanic didn’t feel play in the steering components (tie rods, joints etc).
Thoughts? This is a 2007 S60 AWD 2.5T with about 206K miles. Have a Ford Maverick on order since June to replace this, but no idea when I’ll see it.