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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Question: What is the cost for balancing my rear drive shaft.

 

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bchambers, Naperville, IL, December 19, 2012, 14:32
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I was told by a mechanic that my rear driveshaft is out of balance. I took it in because when I drive around 62 mph and faster, the whole cab vibrates. I most feel it under my seat and center console. They said my U-Joints were fine.

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    PARTS GUY December 19, 2012, 15:06
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    Unless your driveshaft was struck by an object and dented,your mechanic is wrong. Get a second opinion.
    Is the truck a 4 wheel drive?

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    bchambers, December 20, 2012, 05:58
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    I don't know for sure on checking all of the u joints. I'm going by what he said and not by my experience. Yes the truck is a 4x4 also. What would the cost be to replace ALL of the U joints???? I don't have any tools to fix it myself. What else should I be looking at on the driveline to eliminate the noise. Oh, I have never heard any popping or clunking noises. Just the vibration only.

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    pushrod December 19, 2012, 15:28
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    I agree wirh Parts Guy sure sounds like a locked u-joint. Did the person who checked it remove the shaft to test u-joints?
    Balancing a drive shaft went out 35 years ago!

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    PARTS GUY, December 19, 2012, 18:11
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    You are correct wetry. There is a bad u-joint somewhere.
    My suggestion is replace all the joints.

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    pushrod, December 19, 2012, 21:13
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    Exactly, that is the only way to fix it! Just because a u-joint is good and tight does not mean it is good. Usually a gaulded joint is accompanied by popping and/or squeaking when accelerating followed by excessive vibration at road speed.
    This is assuming all other sources of vibration have been investigated and ruled out!

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    bchambers, December 20, 2012, 07:09
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    What would the cost be to replace ALL of the U joints???? I don't have any tools to fix it myself.

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    pushrod, December 20, 2012, 08:01
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    Take the truck to a repair shop have them pull the rear drive shaft out and check to see if the u-joints are DRY and gaulded.
    Replace all the joints in that shaft if defective.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 20, 2012, 06:40
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    you may just need u joints,that would cause this

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