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#1987545 - 02/24/10 10:55 PM Bad u-joints at 52k miles...
ferg Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
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I had a slight vibration from 50-60mph and more pronounced vibration at 70+...no noise just slight vibration. It was present when I bought the car in November, finally got annoying enough to look at. With the car on jackstands (laying in 6 inches of snow) I noticed some play at the front of the driveshaft at the u-joint. Priced the parts (front and rear) at $80. Called Midas and he quoted me $175. I figured it was worth about $100 not to be laying in the snow anymore, and had them replace both front and back. It's silky smooth now. I was surprised they were bad at this low mileage, but oh well, coulda been worse! Just figured I would post this for anyone that might be diagnosing a vibration as another option to look into.
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#1987724 - 02/25/10 06:22 AM Re: Bad u-joints at 52k miles... [Re: ferg]
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Registered: 03/06/04
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Loc: Romulus,MI
 Originally Posted By: ferg
I had a slight vibration from 50-60mph and more pronounced vibration at 70+...no noise just slight vibration. It was present when I bought the car in November, finally got annoying enough to look at. With the car on jackstands (laying in 6 inches of snow) I noticed some play at the front of the driveshaft at the u-joint. Priced the parts (front and rear) at $80. Called Midas and he quoted me $175. I figured it was worth about $100 not to be laying in the snow anymore, and had them replace both front and back. It's silky smooth now. I was surprised they were bad at this low mileage, but oh well, coulda been worse! Just figured I would post this for anyone that might be diagnosing a vibration as another option to look into.




I'm sorry we don't know each other well enough for me to have saved you that $100.00

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There's a rule in SE MI .

Call Rizzo \:\)

He saves you money \:D
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#1988121 - 02/25/10 07:01 PM Re: Bad u-joints at 52k miles... [Re: Rizzo]
ferg Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: SE Michigan
We'll have time to get to know eachother during the j-mod!

Why does that sound a little g-hay when I re-read it?


Edited by ferg (02/25/10 07:03 PM)
Edit Reason: sounds g-hay..
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2006 P71 (current), white, bumper tuck, 5% tint all around, code alarm/remote start, cruise wheel, MGM carpet, rampage center console, bullet mufflers dumped at the axle, marauder spoiler, staggered 2015 mustang wheels. 141k and counting....

1998 Camaro SS, black, 6sp, turbo, c6 rims, 600hp
2018 Chrysler Pacifica (family truckster)
2009 Mustang GT/CS, vista blue, vert, 5sp.

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