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Old 08-01-2012, 10:18 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by grubby_baker View Post
Got the new driveshaft installed. Vibration is all but gone. There is a slight vibe under very hard acceleration. I found that the output shaft of the transfer case to the front driveshaft is a bit sloppy. May be the source. ...
Do you mean that you feel some play in the transfer case when you rock the front shaft? I think that is normal. My xi also has some play but I don't think that is a problem. Worn u-joints in that shaft would be a problem.

Did you replace the flex disk with the rear drive shaft?

Bentley, p. 260-7, "Rear driveshaft, installing," has very specific instructions for aligning and preloading. ...just an idea.

Last edited by latitude39; 08-01-2012 at 11:08 AM. Reason: clarification
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