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Suddenly developed a vibration...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ascuro, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. ascuro

    ascuro Registered Member

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    I'm stumped on this one - went for some very light offroading last weekend to go paintballing, and now my truck's developed a fairly harsh vibration. It only occurs when I'm moving, from around 20 to 40 mph. And only when I give it gas - it totally disappears when I just coast along.

    The first thing I checked was if any of the weights on my wheels or driveshafts had falled off, all seem to be intact. U-joints all seem fine too. Come to think of it, the vibration only seems to happen in 2nd gear...though that might just be a coincidence.

    I haven't really had time to check through everything due to work. Any ideas what it might be?
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Prolly a u-joint. The needles are prolly getting grinded up. You wont be able to see it though until you get pogosticked on the highway:D
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't overlook some other items . Check the tranny mount , motor mounts , crossmember bolts , and grab your yokes and make sure they are tight .
     
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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I would pull the driveshaft and check the ujoints, sometimes they seem nice and tight in the truck but end up being bad when you pull the shaft.
     
  5. OffRoad

    OffRoad 1/2 ton status

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    check for mud and snow behind the wheels. (that's what it usually is on mine)

    give the driveshafts a wiggle.
     
  6. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    Its always fun when you unbolt U-joint straps or U-bolts and it just falls apart in your hand.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    the samething happened on my truck, it turned out when i went 88mph the flux copasitor malfunctioned so time travel wasnt possible.:D
     
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    YOU MEAN THIS THING!!!!! www.az-d.org/flux.html
     
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    francis Registered Member

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    delorean tech

    ya know I am prolly the only delorean tech out there that has not seen back to the future:crazy: so when I saw my first delorean I had know clue wtf I was looking at. now I see them every day so it's nothing to me any more. they can make you teriffic amounts of money though which is always a plus. the cars are powered by a volvo v6 ohc ( over head cam) all aluminum block and either a five speed standard or three speed auto trans. they have no bottom end at all I think they develope like 180 horses which sucks cause everyone thimks they are fast cars. but don't get me wrong they are fun to drive. the looks alone are worth the car. you can buy one off the ebay for eight to twelve grand.
     

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