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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2001, 09:05 AM
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chattering in 4wd

Ok, I just finished lifting my Zuk (boy what a difference). Now when in 4wd(high or low) the vehicle has a chattering noise that I think is coming from the front driveshaft. I'm thinking that I didn't get it placed back in the splines just right when I installed the spacers. My lift is a 4"SPOA +3" lift springs. Can anyone help?

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Re: chattering in 4wd

There is an alignment dot on the spline that should be lined up with the dot on the yoke. There is a possibility that if the they were not aligned when installed the balance of the front drive shaft could be off slightly...its easy to check. It could also be a bad U-joint.

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Re: chattering in 4wd

Yeah, I'm batteling the same problem right now. Ever since I lifted my zook the front driveshaft has been a problem... It is okay until I get over 20m mph and then it vibrates like crazy.. Tried new U joints and an extended slip yoke after tossing those spacers, to no avail... I even tried tilting the T case downwards at the front, No luck yet.. I'm thinking about a custom built CV shaft or cardigan joint set up at the t case. It seems as though there is too much freeplay at the splines and too steep of an angle at the output flange on the T case.

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Re: chattering in 4wd

First thing easy check. Make sure your drive shaft is put together properly (my male end of the d/s did NOT have a dot like the rear one did (there was also no weight on the front unlike the back end...) So, I just set the 2 halves on a flat surface and put them together so the flanges are oriented exactly the same..., also repaced u-joints, works great now..)..

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