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this driveline vibe is still there- would I be able to feel it by hand?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    My rear driveshaft almost feels like it is binding as I first start moving. While this hasnt killed any u-joints over the past 2 months, and I've played with all sorrts of angle measuring devices, shims, etc.. I was playing with the idea if I could jack up the truck onto jack stands, (supporting the axle) and put the transfer case in neutral, and try spinning the driveshaft by hand. Im thinking I should be able to feel the binding, and play with the angles that way.

    Think it will work?
     
  2. bigblock44k5

    bigblock44k5 1/2 ton status

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    You might be able to hear or feel it that way. Or you could remove the rear driveshaft all together and try taking off with front wheel drive and see if the vibe is still there. Just try to keep the turning to a minimum.
     
  3. Pookster

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    oh, I know the vibe is from the rear. Its just like a bad gremlin running around.
     

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