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Driveshaft yoke balancer

On the driveshaft yoke there is a harmonic balancer type thing that has come loose. If I disconnect the driveshaft and remove the balancer will it effect the Perfomance and durability of my truck?

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    I have replaced u joints ,balanced the wheels

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I had the same problem and removed the balancer from the drive shaft this morning. I put the drive shaft back on, and drove the truck around all day, highway, city, stop and go, there were no problems, and the noise was gone, and I had no vibrations at all. So you should be fine if you remove the balancer.

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Replace the yoke, if its the balancer just but a new yoke, the balancer will be pressed on, driving without it is a BAD idea

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This item if I am thinking right is on the rear at the differential and serves as a deflector for fluids and etc hitting it when you are off road so they don't get into the differential.
Throwout bearing is in the clutch in the transmission..

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Throw out bearing is what its called yes if this has been damaged in any way then you need new throw out bearing simple goto a machine shop this needs to pressed off and then press the new one on
if its loose then a replacement is needed if just bolts loose then just tighten back the bolts use a little thread locker not the permanent thread locker

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