BOLT IN DRIVE SHAFT QUESTION

Discussion in 'Transmission and Drivetrain Tech' started by cawley, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. cawley

    cawley 383 Bcuda

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    Before my dad was hospitalized we were working on his 62 polara 500 413 max wedge. I would love to get his car done for him. When we put the drive shaft in w/ the car on jack stands we ran it. It had a vibration. We took the drive shaft out, no vibration. I need to find a place that can balance the drive shaft. We always to our shafts to a place called HEAVY DUTY PARTS. They cant do it. We live in north central PA. 17856 Any ideas ?

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      Make sure the shaft you are using is for the Dodge, and not from a Plymouth.
      There is a two inch difference, and the shorter Plymouth shaft will not fully seat into the transmissions rear flange.
      It'll vibrate like crazy
       
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      i have a drive shaft shop near me if that helps
       
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      Check with truck repair shops. They can refer you to who they use.
       
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      Nice looking car, there's not many of that year around. Very unique!!!
       
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        does it have the vibration when driven - off the stands ? Just a wacky first thought I had when I read this.
         
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        We never got to drive it yet. I found a place called Mapco & they said they could balance it. So I dropped it off this morning on my way to they hospital. When I got home this evening there was a message saying it was done. SWEET!!!!!! Thanks all
         
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        Little drive from you but reasonable is A-1 Drive Shafts They have been in business since 1979.1642 Beason Street Baltimore Maryland 800-228-0356. Its an old fashion place but they can fix it right. I just had them do my for my 340 dart and what a difference.
         
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        Boy, that pic sure plucked a heart-string, had a very similar car in the late 60's.. luved it.. wow
         
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        Where were the jack stands? If rear was hanging them maybe the shaft was too short.

        Could be something in the rear or brakes too.
         
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        jack stands are under rear. Got the drive shaft back today & installed it. Started it up & no vibration. Now all I have to do I figure out the push buttons.
         
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          Good to hear that she is better now.
           
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          Yes ! Now im having push button problems. GGGRRR !!!