Posted 04 March 2004 - 02:20 PM
Could use some help, Not sure if dealer is trying to put the wool over my eyes.
Here's the prob. Had a clunk and started to think it was a u-joint. Confirmed with buddy. Dealership also agreed to u-joint. they started to replace. I had done the one joint about 6 months ago but this time there was a snowstorm and well I just felt lazy. When dealer pulled off driveshaft he noticed that joint was seized and also that the fiberglass on the driveshaft was cracked at the seam. He told me and I said I would see about a used one because a new one is a G note. since then it is hard to find a shaft but people have been telling me that the fiberglass is just for noise dampening. Since then I am hearing a clunk again when I put it back into gear. not even 2 weeks later. Does anybody know or have this same problem . Do I need to change the shaft. And do you rally need sealed joints. I did the one before with aftermarket ones and It seems to be doing fine.
Appreciate any help you can give.
Any more info you need let me know and I can describe better.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 06:35 PM
Posted 04 March 2004 - 09:14 PM
A Steel staft would have been massive and very heavy due to the distance and rpm they spin at.
I the wrap has split it's bad news. this may be what is causing your ujoint to go as the shaft at speed may be whipping around under there.
A grand is pretty close. But take it to a drive line shop, They're cheaper than a Dealer usually, 6 States is pretty good and I'm sure there are many others. But I remeber when I bought the truck it was told to protect the wrap. Cause it will kill if it starts to peel.
Alum shafts in General are expensive.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 10:19 PM
Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:24 AM
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:27 AM
Lots of good info there too...
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Posted 05 March 2004 - 01:24 PM
Thanks once again,
sjspor- Thanks for the link but unfortunately Up here in Canada it would do me no good. It did give me a few ideas of who to call around here. Thanks
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:09 PM
Posted 05 March 2004 - 02:12 PM