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cheap drive line vibe trick!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    well I was driving my old mans truck for a day since my burb is down and his flippin truck has always had a driveshaft vibe, the shaft was replaced after a misplaced piece of concret and a female driver took it out on a nice sunny day a couple years back..:rolleyes:


    anyways the new shaft was out twice and checked multiple times, everytime the shop said it was balanced and told my dad the issue was unrelated, finally my dad gave up and told them what he thought of them:wink1:
    "arizonadriveline"

    well yesterday with a 99 cent large dryer style hose clamp, we tried a couple different areas on the shaft and the vibe is now gone!:waytogo:

    an old timer who worked at buick back in the day said they used to do that at the dealership and gave us the idea to try:bow:

    I know it sounds redneck..but just passing it along:saweet:

    any one ever heard of this?
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ive seen 1 on the pinion side of a drive shaft before awhile back and I remember thinking "why is that thing there?"
     
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    yup--its an old trick....

    First time I read about using hose clamps to balance a driveshaft,was in a Mechanix Illustrated magazine from the mid 1960'S--in the "Gus's Garage" colum!..
    ..anyone else as old as me remember that??..or "Tom McHill's" colum on testing cars??..where did all those cool writers go anyway??(probably 6 feet under by now I bet..)..:crazy:
     
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    now on the other side of the coin. if you want to mess with a person get some sticky weights for tire balencing. 1/4 and 1/2 oz sizes are out there. peal and stick on shaft and instant vibe to drive line. but easy to peel back off. :haha:
     
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    My GMC *factory* manual advises using two, and moving them I believe for maximum vibration and then incrimentially away from each other till it stops.
     
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    really big zip ties like the ones used for a/c ducting make a lot of noise and freak them out for a little bit:haha: :eek1:
     
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    A lot of times, redneck means no BS. Got any pics?:D
     
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    :waytogo: Thanks for the tip

    I'm also a proad owner of an Arizona Drive Shaft, and I've been convinced since the day I bought it that it's out of ballance. I'm going to give that a try today...
     
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    Maybe what we're finding out is no matter how much effort the builders put into balancing the componenent, it may or may not need some fine tuning in the vehicle(?). :D
     
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    We used to tape a 20oz bottle willed with water to the driveshaft to freak people out and also put zip ties on peoples CV to make clickin noises.
     
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    sometimes the way my ujoints get before i change em, a water bottle might finish em off :haha:
     
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    There is a tool specifically for telling you where to place the hoseclamp... There is a section in one of my books from WyoTech about it. Don't think any of my teachers had actually seen one, just heard of them. let you figure out where you needed to put the hoseclamp to fix the vibes.
     
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    Or there's a procedure, IIRC, I think I have it in some of my old GM factory manuals.
    Yes, I'll go look it up.:D
     
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    You overpaid , I sell those clamps for .25 cents wholesale :)
     
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    You still going to y-o? I've thought of going now that I found out they have a diesel tech course. It would be cool to know someone way the hell out there... (NH here)
     
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    I also read some where that adding about a 1/2 pint (inside tube) of atf to a drive line when shortening/lenghtening will balence it out. Any one ever try this? I thnk I will give it a shot the next time around.
     

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