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My 1997 awd explorer 5.0 made a funny grinding (?) noise when i turned the wheel, it seemed to be rubbing and almost hopping instead of a smooth turn (it happened with both sharp and gentle/wide turns). i removed the front driveshaft and that seemed to fix the problem, but now i am wondering if i will damage the vehicle if i drive it without the shaft. is there anything else i should be looking for? HELP!

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  • andreadeuerm Mar 21, 2011

    the u-joints are all right, but the shaft itself has play in it. maybe i should just put a new shaft in it, and see how it works? if you can think of anything else, let me know. and thank you for your quick response :)

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DONT DRIVE WITH OUT DRIVE SHAFT. JUST REPLACE THE UNIVERSAL JOINT BEARINGS ON DRIVE SHAFT.

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