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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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
Question: What is the cost for balancing my rear drive shaft.
Answer #1PARTS GUY December 19, 2012, 15:06Master
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?
Replybchambers, December 20, 2012, 05:58Rookie
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.
Answer #2pushrod December 19, 2012, 15:28Master
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!
ReplyPARTS GUY, December 19, 2012, 18:11Master
You are correct wetry. There is a bad u-joint somewhere.
My suggestion is replace all the joints.
Replypushrod, December 19, 2012, 21:13Master
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!
Replybchambers, December 20, 2012, 07:09Rookie
What would the cost be to replace ALL of the U joints???? I don't have any tools to fix it myself.
Replypushrod, December 20, 2012, 08:01Master
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.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (8456 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper December 20, 2012, 06:40Master
you may just need u joints,that would cause this