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Username Post: driving home tonight and loud counk and now car shaking bad        (Topic#363961)
Adam63impala 
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01-18-21 05:10 PM - Post#2812362    
    In response to DonSSDD

well the thing is I am a lowrider . in September I installed air ride suspension and love it. so I will have to take my drive shaft to a shop and have them press on a new carrier bearing and will they also have to rebalance the drive shaft ?



 


DonSSDD 
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01-19-21 04:07 AM - Post#2812384    
    In response to Adam63impala

If you only change the center bearing, no need to rebalance. Ask how much it costs to check the balance and do that if not expensive or if you have had any vibration issues in the past.

If you go to a slip yoke rear shaft, I’m not familiar with them, they are likely already well balanced I’d guess.

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Edited by DonSSDD on 01-19-21 04:09 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Adam63impala 
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01-19-21 07:38 AM - Post#2812395    
    In response to DonSSDD

thank you for this info!



 
Adam63impala 
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01-19-21 02:12 PM - Post#2812416    
    In response to Adam63impala

ordered a telescoping rear shaft with the poly carrier bearing . will I need to take it to a shop to have the carrier bearing pressed onto the front shaft



 
turbo38s10 
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01-20-21 05:42 AM - Post#2812461    
    In response to Adam63impala

You may as well replace the other u joint and balnace it at the same time. Better safe than sorry.



 
Adam63impala 
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01-20-21 07:53 AM - Post#2812466    
    In response to turbo38s10

yeah I was figuring i might as well replace the other u joint as well.



 
Adam63impala 
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01-20-21 09:50 AM - Post#2812474    
    In response to Adam63impala

are the u joints all the same or do I need one specifically for the front one at the tranny ?



 
junky 
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01-21-21 05:17 AM - Post#2812517    
    In response to Adam63impala

All the same. If you are going to be doing them yourself, Rock Auto has the grease able AC Delco cross bearings / universals for a little over $7.00 each, plus shipping. There is a wide variety of brands available, and if you want the Rolls Royce of bearings, then buy Spicer Brand. About $20 + per bearing.

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Adam63impala 
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01-21-21 07:34 AM - Post#2812526    
    In response to junky

okay cool . yeah I've seen that brand and also moog. I ordered the telescoping drive shift from inland empire which comes with 2 u joints installed . not sure the brand they use but I'm certain its quality .



 
Adam63impala 
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01-25-21 09:08 AM - Post#2812886    
    In response to Adam63impala

is it necessary to put on 4 jackstands to remove the drive shaft?



 
del.impala 
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01-25-21 09:26 AM - Post#2812887    
    In response to Adam63impala

Chock and block the front wheels and jack the rear up high enough for jackstands under rear of frame to remove the driveshaft.



 
Adam63impala 
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01-25-21 10:10 AM - Post#2812889    
    In response to del.impala

okay cool. and I know to put wheels on ground before tightening the carrier bearing bolts . does it have to be at ride height for this or just simply wheels on ground? I have air ride .



 
Adam63impala 
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01-25-21 12:58 PM - Post#2812899    
    In response to del.impala

do I need to Jack it up to where the back wheels are off the ground?



 
del.impala 
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01-25-21 02:19 PM - Post#2812904    
    In response to Adam63impala

However tall you can get the driveshaft out. Don't know your garage or driveway situation.



 
Adam63impala 
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01-25-21 02:47 PM - Post#2812909    
    In response to del.impala

ah okay gotcha . normal sized garage. flat floor . I did order a tranny plug off Amazon prime. Wonder how long I have to plug it before fluid starts coming out ? in case I don't have a helper



 
DonSSDD 
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01-25-21 03:07 PM - Post#2812912    
    In response to Adam63impala

I’d suggest 4 jack stands and leave the car on them if possible until you are ready to reinstall. Leave the car at a normal height suspension wise with the car level supporting the axles and enough room to be under it easily. Don’t use the suspension travel from your air system, it needs to be in the normal stock height when you put the driveshaft and center bearing back in place.

I put the stands on the base of the shock on the rear and under the lower control arms on the front.

Put a pan under the tail shaft to give you time to get the plug in the transmission. The fluid will come out fairly slowly.


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