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Well, that was the trip from hell!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pugsley, Jul 22, 2001.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Went on my trip across the state - on Friday morning, as I was booking along, one of my U-joints decided to let go, and took the slip yoke with it. After standing on the side of the highway for several hours, I finally managed to get a wrecker to haul me to the nearest repair shop - where luckily the owner just happened to be restoring a K20 and sold me his slip-yoke for 75 bucks. On the road again, but now it has a harmonic/vibration that's enough to drive anyone insane - anyone think lowering the transfer case might help? Sorry all - just had to vent[​IMG]

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  2. Storm Trooper

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    Did you have the vibration before this happened???
    If not, you might have bent the shaft or just thrown it out of balance...

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    No one stopped to help out? WTF??? On the way way back from the Cinders in Flagstaff, Me and AZBlazer stopped 3 times today to help out Broncos. Go figure.... I would think if you have a 4X dead on the side of the freeway, someone would stop to help you out.

    What's your driveline angles look like Pugs? Do you have angle measurements?

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    No ideas what the angles are - It was dead center between Wikiup and Wickenburg on 93 - I was ignored by who knows how many hundred cars, including 4 DPS and a Yavapai County Deputy - And for everyone's future reference, Phoenix area cell systems do not accept Visa cards for roaming, only AmEx and Mastercard[​IMG]

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    I would have a local driveshaft shop take a look at the shaft... rebalance it and check for anything bent.

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    That's what I was afraid of - Lucky me, I've got to do it again this coming weekend. Time to scour for a spare driveshaft.

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