I did what you suggested with one wheel off the ground at a time and the vibration was in the right/passenger side. As you can see I made the trip last year with no probs and have been driving it since. I did have my rear left/driver side wheel bearing replaced.
It finally seems the prob is "rearing it's ugly face". Lol Backing out my drive-way the other day there was a clunk kinda metal to metal sound out of the rear at first I thought I ran over one of my son's toys but no, on the interstate to work I ran it up to 75-80 like usual and something let-go it was a rotating clicking/clunking sound that slowed as I slowed down. I pulled over and expected to see oil under the rear end but no, nothing was caught in the shafts or wheels. I was on a bridge with no shoulder so I drove the rest of the way at 40 mph The noise was definitely rotating with the shaft increasing as I speed up or decreasing as I slowed then it just stopped as if it was a gear that backed-off then realigned itself. I drove it to the shop, they drained the rear-end fluid and found no metal pieces I told the mechaninc what I did to figure which side the original vibration was coming from and he told me to buy that half shaft and he'd replace it. I'd hate to start throwing parts at the problem. What all is included in that half shaft(bearings, seals, etc.) I figure I'd do the reasearch for him keeping the repair bill at a minimum.
Sorry for not responding til now I hope you're still using the forum.
Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 6:24 PM