Drive Shaft Vibration

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Front Range 4x4, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Front Range 4x4

    Front Range 4x4

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    A new guy question - My 62 came with a quick disconnect rear drive shaft - REMCO Drive Shaft Coupling- installed making it easy to disconnect the drive shaft for towing. (Apparently my cruiser spent a lot of its life behind a motorhome.) Today I decided to install the stock drive shaft and have a vibration over 50mph. The balance weight is intact and everything else looks good. From other posts I found it appears I should rotate the shaft to eliminate the vibration. Is that right in your experiences or is there another way to determine its correct position? Thanks.
     
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    the driveshaft has to be in phase...if it isn't it will vibrate..
     
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    How do i determine if its in phase? trial and error? :confused:
     
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    take it to a drive shaft shop and have it balanced. New U joints are a good idea at that point as well.
     
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    To be in phase, the ujoint yokes on the ends should line up. If they dont, pull it apart at the slip joint and line them up.
     
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    Thanks 60wag, I get it. :doh:
     
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