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Hello all just wanted to say how great this land rover forum is, very useful information. I currently own and drive a 1988 Land Rover Range Rover Classic, with unknown miles on it lol. The engine is in really nice shape for how ever miles it is in, no problems. The problem I am having is that I started to notice a weird vibration/shudder at around 35mph and above. There are three things that I believe could be causing this problem, but of course not certain. First, wondering if it could be the crankshaft pulley or damper. Second the steering damper along with the tie rod end and control arm bushing are certainly obliberated. Lastly, could it be the driveshaft U-Joints or the driveshafts them selfs? Really appreciate all the help on this issue, I have also provided pictures of the driveshaft and bushings. Thanks! :mrgreen: Sorry if there are lots of pictures.
 

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With the exception of the ujoints/DS all the other parts appear to be worn out. You can rebuild the steering arm. Looks like your driveline could use some grease.
 

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It also appears as if you have some aftermarket suspension bushes, which are probably exacerbating whatever the problem(s) is.
 

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I have the same issue and need to replace bushings as well...I just need to make sure I'm ordering the right ones...the very first pic can someone tell me what the red bushing that is connected to the pitmen arm ( I think thats what it is) called......Also the second pic bushing.......Thank you

control bushing 09.jpg control bushing 11.jpg
 

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I had the same issue a few months back and found two things. The first and root cause was bushings shot in the transverse locator rod that runs parallel to the axle and mounts on the axle and the frame.

Secondly I found the arm off the bottom of the steering box was loose and sloppy on the splines, probably from vibration from the first issue. Tightening that made me feel a lot better!
 
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