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post #1 of 20 Old 05-09-2010, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Balancing the drive shaft??

since i have had this vibration problem getting progressively worse over the last i have been trying to find what it is..

my latest diagnosis is the drive shaft being unbalanced, i figure its a good possibility because i had the transmission out and the vibe started as soon as it was back in...

so my question is how is the best way to go about balancing the shaft?

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are you sure its not your U-Joints cause i was having the samething when i would drive slow like around 25 30 mph the whole truck would just vibrate....and it was my u-joint

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that is def a possibility but i replaced all three u-joints and the carrier bearing less than two years ago...

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

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well granted you replaced them but...they maybe worn out...a good way for that to tell is crawl underneath the truck with it off and everything and if u can turn move the driftshaft coming out of the trany at all then the u-joint needs to be replaced...

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alright ill go check them out, anything on balancing the drive shaft though?

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find a local drive shaft shop. I ha mine balanced for 65 bucks.
The trans mount can also have gotten real worn. The slip yokes can cause the vibrations too.

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you know to be completely honest i have not heard of doing that before....

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i checked the drive shaft, no play what so ever... any other ideas for the vibration?

torque converter, front end components, etc...

i have been trying to figure this out for over a year and i keep hitting dead ends and its getting worse, can anyone help me?

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

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water in the tires. mud in rims, drive shafts bent, carrier bearings rubbers gone, bent rim. warped rotor...

whats the actual vibration speed 0-100. 50-65?
can you give us a general area its coming from..front left.... center.

torqe converter wont make vibrations a flywheel out of balance would show but you would notice a oil leak before you noticed vibration. need some more info

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i checked the drive shaft, no play what so ever... any other ideas for the vibration?

torque converter, front end components, etc...

i have been trying to figure this out for over a year and i keep hitting dead ends and its getting worse, can anyone help me?

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

THANK GOD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS EVERYDAY
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