I have read a few posts on this forum from people with very similar problems but cannot seem to come to any sort of conclusion from the responses, hence my post.
I have a 2008 UK registered 147 1.9JTDm 8v Sport (42k miles) which I have owned for the last 10months, of which, all 10 have been “relatively” trouble free. My main issue is quite a harsh feeling side-to-side vibration under acceleration which seems to appear from 40mph+
A local independent chap I use has recently replaced driver`s side inner and outer cv joints which needed replacing due to a split boot (which I thought may have been the cause of the issue!). The problem existed prior to fitting of new parts, and now that new parts are on, vibration still exists (although fitting of new parts did seem to stop the vibration for around 300 miles). Another inspection has been carried out since fitting for additional driveshaft issues, but all appear to be in OK condition.
Could the problem be related to another part of the car? Does anyone know of any methods for diagnosing the issue? Another thought of mine from reading posts on here was DMF, but this was replaced around 10k miles ago and a route in which I didn’t really want to go down. Again, does anyone know of a way to rule out clutch/DMF?
My thoughts are to drive the car until something fails, but for comfort, to stop the MRS getting on, and to prevent damage to other parts, it would be nice to get to the bottom of the issue
Any help would be appreciated.