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Unread 05-03-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
OmniQuill
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1st Timer Jeep Purchase

Good Evening All,
New to JF, great to be here and a part of a wonderful Forum!
I can not wait to start posting my new Ride!
LONG time Jeep enthusiast, finally getting ready to purchase my 1st Jeep!!!
Found a 2000 Wrangler TJ Sport, Black/Black, 4 new tires, InLine-6, 5Spd, 4X4, 109,500 miles. Body is clean, interior clean, $8000.

Drove it a couple of times all is good. Drove it last night during some rain and at about 63 mph, I started feeling a vibration under driver seat. It wouldn’t let up as I increased speed. The only thing I can compare it to is it felt like the drive shaft spinning under me is off balance….

Any suggestions/thoughts?

Thanks much in advance


Keep on Crawl’g
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Unread 05-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Drove it a couple of times all is good. Drove it last night during some rain and at about 63 mph, I started feeling a vibration under driver seat. It wouldn’t let up as I increased speed. The only thing I can compare it to is it felt like the drive shaft spinning under me is off balance….

Any suggestions/thoughts?

Thanks much in advance

Keep on Crawl’g
OmniQuill
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Sounds about right. That is typically the mph it makes noise at. Its the first logical place to look at. Some shops do 1 hr labor charge to do an inspection of such components prior to the summer or winter, which ever you'll do more Wheeling in.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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That sounds & feels scary. So the feeling that the drive shaft is spinning out of balance is normal?

Can it be tightened to keep it to a minimum?
Not many times I'll be on the interstate, however I will from time to time, especially if I start attending some Jeep Events.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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This isn't a noise, it's vibration.
Any other thoughts?

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Unread 05-03-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Is the TJ lifted? Sounds like vibes from an incorrect pinion angle with the rear drive shaft.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 08:35 PM   #6
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Other than the stereo & shifter knob, the TJ is stock.
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