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Suzuki samurai rear end vibrating

I have problem with my suzuki samurai 1989. The rear end it starts to vibrating at high rpm. But at 80 kmh and over (4th and 5th gear) it gets much more vibrating. I replaced rear axle bearings but the problem remains.

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Check your u-joints in the rear driveshaft.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

  • ojohanson Mar 19, 2011

    As these Samurais are older and seen misc, repairs: I would also check driveshaft "indexing".
    Both joints have to be "timed". Slide open the two halves and look for a small dot on the end of the spline. Next, look for the dot on the other half (on the tube) match the two dots as you slide it together

  • rangerscott0 Mar 29, 2011

    Just solid axles and leaf springs on the USA models.

    Make sure the drive shaft is in phase. There is a punched in "dot" on each half of the drive shafts (both front and rear). Make sure the dots align when sliding them together.


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The swing-arm might be bent a little throwing the wheel around, or the wheel itself may be warped, take it to a workshop that has the right tools to check motorcycle wheel balance and trueness.Good luck!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • rangerscott0 Mar 29, 2011

    This is a 4 wheel vehicle. Not a motorcycle.



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