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capri man
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posted 03-09-2005 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone ever heard of this and how is it done?? i am at my wits end with my suburban (sorry) tow truck.

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mustangmach
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posted 03-09-2005 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangmach   Click Here to Email mustangmach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been a few years since I tried this but if I remember correctly, you place a clamp on the lower end(close to the differential) and snug it up, test drive, then keep rotating clamp around driveshaft until the vibration is minimized. Good Luck!!

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pmhvps
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posted 03-09-2005 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps   Click Here to Email pmhvps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike. Are you sure it is not bent? I had a F-250 that I thought was out of balance and tried the hose clamp thing. I was going through U-joints like crazy. It turned out the drive-shaft got bent. I guess it was from hauling a 5th wheel trailer with a lot of weight? Or may-be I hit something...don't know. Bent it some how though.
Mike.

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steve'66
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posted 03-09-2005 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

The procedure is detailed in the Mopar Performance book. I don't have a copy though. You use two clamps at the front of the shaft first, alternating the heads 90 degrees apart yadayada.... Then you use two on the rear to fine tune it. Sorry I can't remember all the details. I'd just take the driveshaft to a driveline shop and have it balanced right.

SteveW

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adragon8u
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posted 03-09-2005 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You got mail

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capri man
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posted 03-09-2005 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks mike, i got it.

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mike r
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81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
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Fordwiser
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posted 03-09-2005 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Think on chevys they use globs of chewing gum! :-)
Sorry couldn't resist
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