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Old 03-16-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Highway vibration

I have a 99 wrangler Sahara edition with a 4 inch lift and the new tires are properly balanced not just static balanced. Once I get to highway speed of 50-70mph there is a pulsating vibration and I can't figure out what it is. Does anyone have any suggestions or know what is causing it?

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:07 AM   #2
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The pulsating could be dragging brakes or just the tires. Are they new? How much wear if they aren't? Is this a new problem?

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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No it's not a new problem, and the tires are brand new the old worn out tires still did the same thing. The tires had a vibration because of poor balancing but I had that corrected by having correct balancing done and that vibration is gone. Could the drive shaft or it's u-joints be the cause?
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Re: Highway vibration

Do you have a sye/cv?
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Do you have a sye/cv?
That's actually one thing I haven't looked at. What should I be looking for on the sye/cv conversion if there is one to tell wats making the vibration?
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I just developed the same issue and I have. Sye
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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I had something similar happening on my 2000. Turned out the slip yoke on the FRONT driveshaft was bad. I pulled it out, vibration is gone. Now I'm waiting on my tax refund to buy a new shaft.

It's something to check...
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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I had something similar happening on my 2000. Turned out the slip yoke on the FRONT driveshaft was bad. I pulled it out, vibration is gone. Now I'm waiting on my tax refund to buy a new shaft.

It's something to check...
Are you referring to the drive shaft from the transfer case to the front differential ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #9
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Are you referring to the drive shaft from the transfer case to the front differential ?
Yes. There was about 1/4" play in the slip yoke in the front shaft which was causing my vibrations. I originally thought it was the u joints, but when pushing/pulling the main part of the shaft is when I noticed the play.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #10
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I had something similar happening on my 2000. Turned out the slip yoke on the FRONT driveshaft was bad. I pulled it out, vibration is gone. Now I'm waiting on my tax refund to buy a new shaft.

It's something to check...
Is there a way to fix that or do you need a whole new drive shaft
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Is there a way to fix that or do you need a whole new drive shaft
I haven't looked into a driveline shop to get it rebuilt, but heard it would be about $200-$250 or so. I found a site that sells new Adams driveshafts for $240, upgrading to non-greasable spicer joints for another $40. Compared to everything else I have found, thats about half the cost.
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would i be able to tell by just wiggling the drive shaft around? we just had to get my buddys rebuilt but the ball joint was completely torn apart. would you be able to tell by just moving it or would you have to remove it
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There should be no side-to-side movement, a little rotational movement is fine. I didn't pull mine before I figured out it was bad.
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Another note, my vibrations were felt in the seat, not in the steering wheel.
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Another note, my vibrations were felt in the seat, not in the steering wheel.
Same but it's a pulsing feeling on highway speeds it would vibrate for two seconds then stop and continue the whole time Definetly annoying
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Oh, I didnt have it pulsating...
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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Well pulsating or not it's definitely annoying enough to make you wanna get out. So pretty much to fix the problem is anywhere from 200-500 dollars
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That link didn't really help me much, all my shafts are still tight and all my bushings are still in good shape. The vibration isn't in the steering wheel you can feel it vibrate through the body from somewhere in the rear end

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