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How do i take the slack out of the driveshaft?

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  • Yevgeniy May 11, 2010

    Drive shaft is not adjustable. Proper installation procedures must be followed to insure correct final drive installation. What are you having a problem with?

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When i'm driving in 3rd or 4th gear,i feel slack when i let off gas pedal.any help?


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Could it be a bad u joint even if there is no slack in it ? i cralwed under it and shook the driveshaft and did not feel any slack.


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Would check first your ubolts and carrier bearring, , See if you have any slack in your driveshaft by turning side to side if so you need a set of ubolts, and check your carrier bearing by pushing up and down on driveshaft, if so needs replaced. good luck to you.

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F150, 2007, shimmy between 45 and 55 mph - dealer has worked on it several times but hasn't solved the problem


Hello, I have seen many reports of Vibrations in the F150. One of the major overlooked causes is the rear E-brake system and the rear Calipers bumping out-of-round Rotors. Have the Dealer inspect the E brakes and make sure the cables allow for slack. The rear Calipers also need to retract far enough from the rotors as not to bump the rotor when the brakes are freewheeling.

I remember reading about Ford trying some composite driveshafts which tended to "Whip" at certain RPMs. People were going to Salvage yards to buy the older steel driveshafts which would not do that. You do have to watch for Spline size and driveshaft length because of Supercabs, Supercrews, short, medium amd long beds. But if you have a Dealer trying to fix this, at least he could try balancing the driveshaft.

Checkout the Website Planetfeedback.com I did a search for F150 driveshaft whipping and found a long list of problems like yours. I hope you consuder my solution very helpful and would like an update if the problem was solved.

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Clunking when decelerating,vibration at all speeds.


Check your driveshaft first, sounds like U-joints. Next I would look at motor mounts.

You can try to move the U-joint from under the truck. If you do not want to jack the truck yourself, go to a shop. Sometimes Muffler shops will work on driveshafts. There should be no slack and sometimes there is a rust trail at the bad joint.

The motor mount can be checked with help. Open the hood, brakes on and put the engine in gear and see if the engine raises up. Put it in reverse with the brakes on and see if the other motor mount lets the engine raise up.

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if your talking about turning the driveshaft both ways and feeling that slack,no that is just wear and tear on the pinion gear and ring gear.

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91 tlc full time 4wd


Found this on internet for mine (can't remember where). Checking on serviceablity for ujoints etc to clarify but heard this from another mechanic one day.

The
noise you are describing is normal for landcruisers with some miles on
them. The noise is drivetrain backlash, while it may not be in
specification 100%, it is fine to continue driving.
Basically the backlash is all the "slack" that is in your system... starts in the transmission,
then you add in the driveshafts slack, them the rear differentials...
all of that combined equals slack that when you let off the gas "thumps
or clunks".
I believe that your driveshaft is not a rebuilable (checking on this)
type (no servicable u-joints=toyota thing) and replacing just that
probably would not be enough to make it go all away.
For 190k, again, this sounds very normal and will cause you no issues.
I hope this has helped, have a good dayAuto Tech Guy -- Friendly Toyota Tech. -- 100% Positive Feedback on 222 Toyota Accepts
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