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I ran over a big nasty rock last weekend. I crawled underneath to check out the damage when I got home. Besides dents in the skid plates (incl. the one over the gas tank :rolleyes: ), I noticed a dent in the rear driveline about 4" from the u-joint at the rear diff. The dent is about an 1/8" to 1/4" deep x 1-1/2" long by 3/4" wide.

I drove it on the freeway for about 150 miles and did not notice any vibration or anything peculiar. The u-joints still seem okay.

Should I be concerned? Can something like this be fixed, should I replace it, or just leave it alone? Any ideas on fix or replacement costs? Thanks.
 

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A balance job at a local DS repair place will set you back about 100$ if you hand them over the DS.

Waht's piece of mind worth?
 

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cheez said:
I ran over a big nasty rock last weekend. I crawled underneath to check out the damage when I got home. Besides dents in the skid plates (incl. the one over the gas tank :rolleyes: ), I noticed a dent in the rear driveline about 4" from the u-joint at the rear diff. The dent is about an 1/8" to 1/4" deep x 1-1/2" long by 3/4" wide.

I drove it on the freeway for about 150 miles and did not notice any vibration or anything peculiar. The u-joints still seem okay.

Should I be concerned? Can something like this be fixed, should I replace it, or just leave it alone? Any ideas on fix or replacement costs? Thanks.
If it's not vibrating then I wouldn't worry about it. I think there are a lot of us out there with a little rock rash on the driveshafts.

Later,
....Mike
 

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1bille1 said:
A balance job at a local DS repair place will set you back about 100$ if you hand them over the DS.

Waht's piece of mind worth?
There's no vibration though... maybe since it's so close to the rear u-joint. I'm kinda leaning towards leaving it be.
 

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That "crease" in the driveshaft isn't too big a deal. If you actually had a dent or a bashed in portion, I would say get it replaced. Just remember that your driveshaft is a little weaker now. No biggie, but if you hit another rock in the right place, you may tear open or twist up your driveshaft.
 

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ShowStop said:
That "crease" in the driveshaft isn't too big a deal. If you actually had a dent or a bashed in portion, I would say get it replaced.
I would call it a dent. I'll just keep my eye on it.
 
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