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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Drive Shaft - Lost weight, Bad Vibration

So I guess I lost a weight on my drive shaft. I couldn't figure out why I had a really bad shimmy in the stearing wheel and thought it was a tire balance issue. After having my MT/R's rebalance twice, I decided to have the shop look a little farther. Diagnosis......

1) Missing drive shaft balance weight.
2) Four u-joints needing replacing
3) Carrier Baring needing replaceing

I know taking out a drive shaft shouldn't be too hard. Since they want almost $400 in labor to replace the u-joints, carrier baring, and resassemble/balace the drive train, I was wondering if I could/should do all but the balanceing myself. Any tips, on how much of a chore this would be?? I work on dirtbikes all the time, less on my truck, and info would be helpful.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 11:41 AM
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A local driveline shop...

should be able to balance it for you for less than $100, if you do all the R/R.

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