W203 Engine Rattle/Vibration?

withey

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Hi,

My W203 C180k has developed a very slight vibration at approx 1800 revs when the car is in drive, usually when it is in second gear.

I've tried to repeat the vibration when the car is in Park or Neutral but everything seems fine.

Car has done 45k miles and ATF was changed at 38k.

And ideas on what could be causing the vibration?
 

brucemillar

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It could be so many things. It makes it difficult to offer advise without sending you on a wild goose chase.

Misfire will usually happen under load.
Engine mounts
Gearbox T/C
Could even just be a wheel weight come off.

Is it under warranty?
 
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withey

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It's a 2006 and not under warranty.

Front tyres are badly warn on the outside so I'll be replacing those in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully that might solve the issue but I'm not convinced.

Seems odd that it only happens in drive and (I think) when in second gear and not in the other gears.
 

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2006 would rule out the dreaded Valeo radiator problem, so that's a big plus.
 

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