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The truck is shaking only while on the gas at certain speeds

I recently changed my FR Wheel bearing hub and as many people know they are an irritation, but really ever since i did that the car vibrates at 10-30 mph and 45-60 mph. It shakes the wheel at 10- 30 but not at 45-60... I have been told by an... oh... architect or cars we'll say, that the rear Universal Joints need to be changed. When the rear wheels are shaken back and forth they have a medium amount of play and make a clunk when it cant go any further in that direction. I have also been underneath the car to see if the entire drive train would move, and it also has a little play with, not so much a clunk sound, but more a click. Is there any way i can change these myself, armed with nothing more than standard tools and a jack?

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Yes you can do this type of suspension work yourself. However,whenever you do suspension work it usually involves a wheel alignment afterwards.
You 've cut the cost of your repairs drastically. Now take the vehicle in for a four whell wheel alignment. and balancing.Let the alignment machine tell you what the rear of the car needs . Your gonna have to have it done anyway so let them have the rear.
Just a note before you take this vehicle in for an alignment fill it up with gas.
This way suspension is loaded.
Good luck
The wheel shaking is probably your tire either being out of round or needs balancing.

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