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Hello. I just have owned my Avalanche for four

Hello. I just have owned my Avalanche for four years now. And i just had my universal joints replaced when I picked up my truck. I was told that the yoke was bent and that i may need to have that fixed. And that they straighted it as best as they could. I did not know how bad that it could have been untill I went about fify yards down the road I could feel that there was some vibration throught the stering wheel. I never had a problem prior to them replacing the universal joints no vibration no issues at all. When I got the free way to see what was going on it was like sitting on a massage chair. It scared the heck out of me. When I went back the owner took it for a ride around the block and said that it is possible that the joint being worn out would keep it from vibrating and when the new joints were installed is why I am having this problem. Because the new and square. Is there any truth to what I have been told. Because they want 400$ to fix it. I didnt do I went and bought another complete shaft and installed myself and I am not having any issue's whatsoever.. so is any truth to this?? Thanks

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Sounds like a load to me. If the yoke was bent that badly they should never have tried to straighten it. Why did you have the joints replaced in the first place? Vibration. Worn u-joints can literally shake the steering wheel out of your hands. Worn joints won\'t keep a bent yoke from vibrating. Both items would just increase the problem. New joints in a bent yoke won\'t cause vibration, the bent yoke will.



I mean I guess ANYTHING\'S possible, but...



Sounds to me like they bent the shaft when installing the new joints and just wanted to try to cover it up.



Take the shaft to another repair shop or better yet a driveshaft shop and have it checked out. It probably be worth a little money to get the straight dope on the problem on a written repair order that you can take back to the original repair shop to ask for your money back. And if they\'re not willing, to small claims court and the BBB.



Good Luck!

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Hello. I just have owned my Avalanche for four


You just answered your own question, the installer might have damaged it and wasn't professional enough to solve the issue, instead, they sold you that story, I apologize for the lack of professionalism that a lot of shops have at their disposal

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Hello, Are the tires and wheels balanced? If they are balanced then check the drive shaft. This drive shaft transfer the power from the engine/auto transmission to the rear differential/rear wheel.
Now, on each end of the drive shaft is a flexible yoke, this splined yoke has a U-joint with four bearing cups. Two of the bearing cup is attached to the splined yoke and two are attached to the drive shaft. Now, on the rear differential end is a yoke but it has 4 bolts and nuts, it also will have a U-joint attached to the 4 bolted yoke and to other bearing cups attach to drive shaft. U-Joint is called "Universal Joint" Each U-joint has about 10 degree circular travel without any type of binding to the U-joints or the drive shaft.



Two things here. First, take a pry bar and wedge into the U-Joint and move the bar forwards, backwards, up and down. If the drive shafts moves in any direction and clanks. The u-joints need to be replaced and I would replace both of the U-joints. Secondly, if the U-joints aren't loose, then there is a good possibility that the drive shaft is out of balance. In other words, it has lost it small welded plats on the drive shaft and when you are drive you Chrysler the drive shaft is vibrating.



To replace the U-Joints and/or balance the drive shaft. You'll need to remove those 4 bolts and nuts on the differential yoke. Once the bolts are removed then push the drive shaft forward, it will slide forward. Now, under the transmission yoke place a pan/bucket/container to catch the transmission fluid that will drain out once the drive shaft is pull free from the transmission.



If you don't have a press, vise, brass 5 lb hammer, bushing, punches, then I would tackle this job of replacing these U-Joints. Without the proper tools, one can damage the U-joint yokes and the drive shaft. I wouldn't do this without the tools and experience. I use a cutting torch but I have been do it for 50+ years.



If the drive shaft is out of balance, then you will need to take to Drive Line Specialty Shop to have it balanced. Also, have them replace the U-Joints. They have all equipment to do this job. I wish you luck in your endeavor. GB....stewbison

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