1997 CHEVY TAHOE DRIVESHAFT,AC,TRANS,

  • Tiny
  • badbonegirl
  • 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

1997 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 15000. Miles

Ok Is Repalcing a Driveshaft a Big deal is it $$ Does anyone know a good place to take it?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 5:05 AM

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  • Tiny
  • dwb812
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Well, first of all, why do you think you need to replace your drive shaft. Usually it is the U-joints that need replacement unless the drive shaft has broken a U-joint and fallen out on the road or some way gotten bent. Drive shafts are balanced and can sometimes throw a weight that is attached to them. Then they start to vibrate at certain speeds, usually highway speeds. As far as repairs go, replacing a drive shaft is pretty straight forward and much easier if you can purchase one with new U-joints already installed. Then it is a simple bolt in deal. Replacing U-joints can be trickier and is much easier if you have a hydraulic press.

You may try sharing the symptoms that you are having with the vehicle with us and why you came to the drive shaft as the problem.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 5:22 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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I expect that you are referring to the front halfshafts and not the propeller shafts so they have no u-joints.

That is quite a job to change and does require some special tools.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 6:17 PM
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Sorry Wrenchtech,
This post was a prank by my teenager and his friend. I left my browser open to this topic while out in the shop for a couple of hours and they did some advising in my name. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and will take steps to ensure it does not continue to happen.
DWB

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 AT 4:56 PM
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Thanks for telling me. We don't need any of that.

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 AT 5:36 PM
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I don't think he'll be doing it again. His punishment is digging up a piece of foundation (5-6 ft deep) where a repair needs to be done. I was gonna use the backhoe but I handed him a shovel instead and he wont get the keys to his car back until the hole is dug.

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 AT 6:21 PM
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Glad you told us. I was pretty pissed at you before. I thought something smelled fishy when I looked at the rest of your posts.

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 AT 6:31 PM
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Glad I caught it too. I didn't really wanna start out that way on the forum.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM

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