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Hello

Just got back from a fishing trip and guess what, I now have a bad vibration when I come to a stop or when I take off It seems to lessen when getting up to speed, however it seems to be still there. My thought is u joints. Any other opinions? Does anyone know if they make u joints that can be greased? If yes can you let me know who makes them and what the product number is?
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sounds like a u joint, check the rear joints first. drive the truck and see if any are abnormally hotter than the others
 

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spicer is the one that makes the greasable ones i think ill look at mine let you know
 

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hey ram tech,
Do I have to drop the carrier bearing to get the drive shaft out and what tools do I have to have to get the carrier bearing off.

devon, do you have a product number
 

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It's probably the joint on the rear axle. And yes you'll need to drop the carrier bearing, no big deal, it's only 2 bolts.



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Hey guys stuck my head under the pickup, it looks like it is the ujoint right behind the carrier, Is there any precausions one must take with that carrier, also what would it cost to just get a full length drive shaft that would eliminate all this bs. What is the cost of the carrier bearing, all three ujoints.
 

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u joints are way cheaper than an entire drive shaft.. thats just crazy. it will only take u an hour tops. just unbolt it from the axle drop the nuts on the carrier and bam its out. use an impact and u should have it out in like 2 minutes. . had to drop mine like 5 times each time something happen to my trans. good luck
 

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where does one get these u-joints from?
 

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Any auto parts store will have u joints. I would try and find the spicers though. I have also had good luck with precisions which are also greaseable and available at O'reillys
 

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Make sure you block the tires so it doesn't start to roll while you under it.

Just thought I'd add that in there. 1st hand experience.
 

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Around my area you are very lucky to even find the joints for these things and dang the price on these things are high. One place wanted 99.00 for just one another wanted 49.00 for one, needless to say I went with the 49.00. Also I was never able to find greaseable joints and kinda wounder if you can. These joints are not the old standard joints. Apperantly AAM changed them go figure. Also the shaft is really easy to get out but puting it back up by yourself can be a really pain in the **s. Who ever thought of putting three joints in the shaft should be shot what is the benefit anyways. Oh I am still woundering what a factory single drive shaft would cost? Because the way I see it you have three joints and at 100 bones each you have 300 dollars tied up there, then the carrier bearing is 100-150 depending on where you can find it that doesn't include the boot and the other crap you need. So now your are up to 450-500 I think a single shaft would be close to that. Sorry for the rant. I think this is a case of over engineering because I have seen single shafts on some of the one tons.

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