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California trip - Blown Drive Shaft =\

So, my truck is in the shop till today down here in CA. I guess the drive shaft on my truck was going all i could hear was the scrapping and pinging noise when i accelerated and decelerated...

They said that where the two portions of the drive shaft connect was shot..

There goes 600 bucks.. it sucks.
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There is a big metal ring at the front of the driveshaft. Just take it off and it will be fine. I went through one driveshaft and then on the second one I did that and it has been fine since. Don't waste the $600 on it!!
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What big metal ring??

explain please...

All i know is its being re-machined right now then they are reinstalling it..

They say its a common problem with ford trucks?
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Yeah I don't know what metal ring but there is a big metal ring at the front of the driveshaft. I can see if I can find it and take a picture of it.
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umm......how much is a junkyard shaft now a days?? $50? Add new ujoints....grand total of $90 tops.

What happend?
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Where in Ca are you?
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Yeah I don't know what metal ring but there is a big metal ring at the front of the driveshaft. I can see if I can find it and take a picture of it.
its called a dampener 4x4 driveshafts do not have it..



and go get one from a junk yard had to do that for "G'sevo" truck it cost about $130 with new u-joints...
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they say its a common problem with ford trucks?

Ford strikes again.....
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its called a dampener 4x4 driveshafts do not have it..



and go get one from a junk yard had to do that for "G'sevo" truck it cost about $130 with new u-joints...
Sweet Thanks. Never knew what it was called.
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Well being it was something that isnt uncommon so ford said.. I just had the rebuild my driveshaft and re-machine everything. And well it works now..

685 dollars later.. And i was on vacation i was in no place to go find a junkyard and deal with it..

I had 2 days to get it fixed and luckily they did haha.
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Wow that sucks ***!!!!
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Yeah it was a costly one. I think it cost me that much cause i was in dire need of the repair.. i think i got screwed.
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a least it fixed
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Yeah thank goodness i didnt loose a drive line on my 750 mile trip. haha..

But thanks its all done and i think the front drive shaft is going now to hahah..


heavy vibrations when i decel.
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what exactly happend?
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Well..

I was driving and all of sudden i hit Vegas.. so like 500+ miles into the trip i hear my a noise everytime i let off the gas its like the scrapper bads on the brakes and thats what i thought it was.. SO i get to Huntington beach where i was staying and took the truck in the next day.

They called and said its coming from inside the drive shaft and its 800 for a new one or 500 for a rebuilt one. And i said rebuild it. So they re-machined it and rebalanced it and added new u-joints and all that jazz.
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ahh HB eh, that's about 5-10 min from me.
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ahh HB eh, that's about 5-10 min from me.

Yeah i got family in Westminster and HB. haha...
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See. The shaft was getting ready to undo itself to make taking your manual t case that much easier.
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Yeah i got family in Westminster and HB. haha...
Nice have fun out here. Drive aggressive!!
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See. The shaft was getting ready to undo itself to make taking your manual t case that much easier.

yeah that damn thing just wanted to be with you.. and i went right through chino hills on the 91 which by the way f*** that freeway any day!!!!!


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Nice have fun out here. Drive aggressive!!
lucky me i learn to drive on CA roads.. its not driving aggressive its actually just dumbing up your driving.. its like i have to cross the state line and forget what my blinker is.. or what one car length looks like.. im not normal unless i make excessive lane changes and cut people off..

yay for orientals.. that drive benz and bmw who dont even deserve a license.
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yeah that damn thing just wanted to be with you.. and i went right through chino hills on the 91 which by the way f*** that freeway any day!!!!!
You got on the 71? And yes the 91 sucks. I take that damn freeway everyday to work. I leave an hour and 10 minutes before I start work just in case. It took me 3 hours to get home one day. But that was when I got off during rush hour.
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