4th Gear Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Annoying vibration finally fixed
New U-joints. I was underneath my 95 checking everything out for the annual state safety inspection and found so much wobble in the front U-joint I didn't know if it would last 100 miles or one mile. I've known for months the annoying vibration would eventually come down to taking out the driveshaft and was expecting the need to replace it with a one-piece 93 unit like I've read about. Eighteen year old car with 190 thousand miles and I was still able to take out the exhaust from after the catalytic converter and lower the gas tank without breaking any bolts or having to cut any nuts. No rattle in the driveshaft so I brought it to a shop to have it balanced and new U-joints installed. Runs fine now and passed the inspection so I hope to hit 200 thou soon.