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Old 03-30-2008
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shakes like crazy when i try to move

When ever i move the truck shakes and it sounds like its from the rear end i haven't time to take it apart but i don't know if its in my rear end or if i have just had a bad u-joint im just looking for some oppinions on what other people think before i start taking it appart
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Old 03-31-2008
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Well that sounds like you grenaded a rear end to me. You can crawl under the truck and look for play in the U-joints first by moving the driveshaft side to side and up and down at each end and you'll know right away if you broke one. If not, I'd bet on a rear end gone bad.
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check your u-joints, sounds like what happened to me before my drivehshaft dicided to skid all over the ground
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Some particulars on the truck would be nice.Ya know like year,engine tranny,2/4 WD.
You could have a bad u-joint,a dislodged brake pad,in the case of an auto tranny the flex plate may be broken.The posibilities are numerous.
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well my truck is a 94 and is 2wd ands its has the 2.3l with a 5speed tranny.... but it ended up being the carrier bearing and when that went bad it took out one of the u-joints with it
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Does the driveshaft have what looks to be a harmonic balancer toward the front ?These have a bad habit of the steel ring separating from the rubber.
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I don't think think it looks like a harmonic balancer but the bearing is towards the front and the bearing seized and spun inside the rubber bushing it was held in. It was a very easy fix i did it on the floor in my garage.
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only if we would of really looked at it we coulda figured it was the Carrier barring .....lol...it woulda been way easier to figure out...
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make sure you don't hit any of the parts with a hammer that you have to use agian....
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