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Old 11-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #21
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I didn't hit anything...it had to be that way when I bought it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:53 PM   #22
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My SunSeeker has three driven shafts with two carriers. Two is a lot to get out of balance.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:20 PM   #23
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About the bent driveshaft...when I had the tires replaced the small shop where I had it done...the owner had his 19 yr old son helping. I had it back a couple times and they tried rebalancing and checking wheels. Then decided to replace all the tires with different tires if we paid the difference... I know they used a large floor jack and jacked the rear axle from the differential...The vibration was worse after they replaced all the tires the 2nd time...to this day I wonder if the son may have missed the differential and jacked on the driveshaft....because I wasn't there when they put the replacement tires on. Does that make any sense.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:31 PM   #24
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What you are explaining makes sense.
Although, that would be difficult to do, with the design of the axle.


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Old 11-19-2015, 07:34 PM   #25
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I understand, wanting to stay with that repair shop, but it might be worth a shot, giving to someone else to have a look.

Just diagnose. No repairs.
Shouldn't be more than an hour.

Just to get a second opinion.
We can say all we want, but without looking at it, it all just a guess.


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Old 11-20-2015, 08:55 AM   #26
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Jacking up by the rear is a no no! That is why the jack under the spring perch. Doesn't take much off-balance to bend the housing! More than likely had been done earlier and this time compounded the problem. Ask a good small truck repair shop, they will tell you not to do it.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:20 AM   #27
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If the entire shaft assembly was sent and balanced then surely they would have found if it was bent or dented. I've re-tubed a couple of drive shafts over the years and bends and dents are very obvious when trying to balance a unit. I can also tell you that a carrier bearing can appear to be good upon first look, but indeed be bad.

I'd give them a list of the suggestions you've gotten here and let them go through them and assure you that they've checked all of them.
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