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Front drive shaft still vibrating

Ok I own an 03 Dodge 2500 5.9L cummins. My front drive shaft broke right at the yoke and it also cracked a weld at the shaft so I went on to rockauto.com and bought a reman front drive shaft. The install went great, went to drive it and everything seemed fine at low speeds until I reached 70mph then it started to vibrate so I figured it wasn?t balanced right so I sent it back and rockauto sent me another reman. I just installed it and it does the same thing, it vibrates from 68mph to 76mph. So I?m trying to figure out if this drive shaft is bad too or if something else on my truck is going out. Before I had the new drive shaft I had the old broken one off for about 3months and had no issues vibrating at any speed. Can anyone help shine some light on this issue?


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Try reinstall the drive shaft 90 then 180 then 270 degree off with reference to the transfer case to see if it help.
Otherwise the shaft needs balance.
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You sure it's not the rear driveline u joints that are bad? They will cause a vibration. When mine were bad, right at 70 mph is when I got a vibration.

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Do you have a lift? What is your caster set at?


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Try reinstall the drive shaft 90 then 180 then 270 degree off with reference to the transfer case to see if it help.
Otherwise the shaft needs balance.
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Ok I will try that..I actually looked up some front drive shaft installations on YouTube and I guess there?s a certain way to align it. So I sounds like this might be the issue.

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You sure it's not the rear driveline u joints that are bad? They will cause a vibration. When mine were bad, right at 70 mph is when I got a vibration.
No rear u joints bad. When I had no front drive shaft there was no vibration.

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Do you have a lift? What is your caster set at?
No lift, not sure what the casters are set at.

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Rotate as mentioned , but shanking a drive shaft is violent and may have tweaked one of the yokes ? But I'd think a tweaked yoke would vibrate all the time , just thinking out loud ...

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find a local driveline shop. have it checked.

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