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1979 g20 van

At about 55-60 mph everything vibrates pretty bad. i know the tires need to be balanced. but how do i balance the drive shaft? what else would cause this?

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If you know the tires need to be balanced why don't you start with that. the driveshaft will need to be brought to a machine shop that will be able to balance for you. May not be a bad idea to check the u-joint as well.

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Most computer controlled tire balancing machines which are in use today only balance tires to between 65/70 miles an hour. To get them balanced to a higher speed you might want to call a few auto performance shops and see if they balance tires to a higher speed. At higher speeds it takes very little in the way of an off balanced tire to really set up a vibration so shake.

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Have your tires checked, you probably have a shifted belt in one or more of the tires.

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Find a tire shop that has a HUNTER GSP 9700 road force balancer. this puts a load on the tire and will find a bad tire, or rim, and it will tell the operator where the tire should be orientated on the wheel for best run out. If its a tire/wheel problem this will find it. Call a high end tire store or dealer and ask if they have one.

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