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HELP! vibration

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yesterday my 87 K5 started to vibrate. I dont have a lift on it, i have 31" road tires, its stock. It just randomly will start to vibrate at about 35mph and continue as u go up in speed. It doesnt get any worse, just continues. Also sometimes when starting from stop signs i hear a metal rattling. Kinda like 2 pieces of thin metal flapping banging on each other. My dad thought it might of been the Ujoints but nope wasnt that. Now hes thinkin t-case. We havent gotten a chance to put it in the air and check it out yet. I reallllllllly dont wanna take the tcase down. Its a 208 by the way. I cant afford it to be down for long seeing its my DD. So anyone have you had the same stuff happen? what could be going on? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    anybody?
     
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    Did you actually REPLACE the u-joints, or just check them? If you checked them, did you just pull on them, or take them apart and check out the needle bearings?
     
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    Also make sure the pinion on the rearend isn't loose , mine came loose on the last one , just a little . Also make sure the tranny mounts are ok , if the case sags on one side , or both sides , it can make a vibration /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    If nothing else, alignment. Did you hit anything? A curb at the mall? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I shouldn't be laughing...
     
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    Physically take apart the u joints, they can be bad yet show no outward signs.

    John
     

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