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Unread 11-20-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Vibration in Front End Possibly Front drive shaft???

I am having a problem with vibration when accelerating between 20 to 45 or was having I should say. I thought it was my rear drive shaft u joints replaced them and it was not solved. This was the same vibration I had before when my front drive shaft was replaced 3 years ago. I took it out and the vibration has gone away but i live in new england and it snowed a lil here today so I think i need to hurry up and fix the problem. I showed a mechanic the drive shaft and he said I really dont think its your u joints I could change them for u but I dont think that is your problem. Has anyone else had a problem with vibration and it end up being your front drive shaft. My Jeep is a 1994 ZJ Grand Cherokee 4.0. I recently had my old 4.0 die on me and got a free engine and replaced the top end and bored out my manifold to make it flow better and just got out my tail pipe last weekend and now it sounds mean with a flowmaster 40 series on it. I have after market intake and wires had platinum plus 4 plugs on the old engine. I have had to fix so many little small problems between broken brake line new front brakes and noticed a sway bar bolt disconnected in the rear.

Is there anyone who has had problems with vibration with a front drive shaft that was solved with u joints? I am wondering if I do have bad u joints which I still have a feeling I do or if its something else. I dont want to have to replace an almost new front drive shaft if I dont have to. I will gladly take some advice to any other jeep lovers like my self out there I do not want to get rid of this thing I mean cmon. Who spends all there money on a car just to keep drivin it Jeep people or Mopar lol because you just straight out love your car. I could never live with out a 4 wheel drive car I hate the gas but love the ride especially when its winter and I am doing 4 wheel burn outs in the snow.

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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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CV or u-jointed front shaft? If it's u-jointed, replace the joint in the single cardan side (axle side) of the shaft, and your problem may go away. If it's the CV type, you can probably rebuild the rear double cardan side.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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It has 3 u joints in the front drive shaft and i was told that they were seemed to be fine but I think I am going to have them replaced and see if someone can balance the drive shaft too. I think thats the problem I dont see it being anything else. unless i have some play in the front diff or off the differential I am going to work on it soon and just check everything to see if it is all tight then just pray.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
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it's possible that you lost a balancing weight. Probably couldn't hurt to get it rebalanced.
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Unread 11-21-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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I am gonna call around I dont kno of anyone who balances front drive shafts I also think it might be that
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