Reader Question: Wobbly Mirror?

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Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!

Mark asks: My car’s rearview mirror vibrates so much that it is almost useless. I can barely make out what’s behind me because everything is blurry! I have tried removing it and re-gluing it and nothing seems to make a difference. The attachment hardware doesn’t seem unusually loose. Any ideas?

My reply: Check all four wheels/tires for balance and check u joints and suspension bits for wear and tear. I suspect you have a problem with one of those rather than with your mirror!

Several years ago, I “fixed” a similar problem by replacing a bad u-joint. The vibration from the driveline emanated through the car, causing the rearview mirror to vibrate. New u-joint and no more problem with the mirror!

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