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Old 11-27-2007
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HAS anybody ever greased their shaft PT 2

Hey guys,

while back I posted about a vibration. Most suggested I do u-j's first. Did that. In fact, took the drive shaft out, drove it, no vibration w/ no rear drive shaft. btw, how long could you drive it like that w/o hurting anything. Put the rear d-s back in w/ new u-j's. Vib still there, actually feels worse. Looks like I'll be getting a new one. Did't grease the slip shaft cause I didn't know how to get the straps off the boot or replace them. anybody know someone in north ala, birmingham or huntsville area? I don't offroad it per say, just muddy roads in the public hunting areas. I drive fast, but not too hard on it. could it be out of balance??? It doesn't look like I've lost any weights...
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Old 11-28-2007
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Look at the driveshaft and make sure that the u-joints are all in line (front joints with the rear joints). If they're not, it will be pretty plain to see and would cause a vibration. I got mine misaligned by one spline tooth when I had it apart recently and had to fix it.

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nope that's not it. marked it, put it back together exactly the way it came apart.
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i grease my shaft daily.....i never have any vibrations.....


oh you mean driveshaft......do that once a year...
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nope that's not it. marked it, put it back together exactly the way it came apart.
LOL! That's what I did (marking the shaft), and why it took so long for me to figure out where the vibs were coming from. I knew it was lined up right. But when I finally pulled my head out of my a** and crawled under to actually LOOK, it was plain to see that it was mis-aligned. Shame on me...

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I didn't

I didn't pull the splines apart... and anything I did pull apart, is exactly the way it was
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