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Old 04-19-2006, 12:43 PM
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wheel bearings were done a couple of years ago (doesn't every corvette need that?) but, i did check...wheels are tight...no play.

as i stated before, tires were balanced on a hunter gs9700..supposedly top of the line.... at a ford dealer.

when i was removing the half shafts, some of the u-joint straps were kinda loose..i could remove them with my fingers...sheesh. and, i found one u-joint that was tight in the trunion. it was hard to move back and forth. so, i replaced that one and it swivels smoothly now.

so...this is what i'm figuring: (lol) since a couple straps were loose while the wheels were hanging,(this puts pressure on the u-joint). when the wheel has weight on it, the straps maybe gave enough for the u-joint to be loose. keep in mind that the half-shaft is also part of the wheel travel assembly, so, when the car is jacked up, the rear wheels kick in at a gross angle. this puts pressure on the u-joints, so it might appear that they are tight, but once on the ground, they might be loose.

f$@$#@# corvettes!!!!

anyways, when i feel ambitious, i'll put it back together later and see what happens. if the vibration is still there, i'll burn the car. lol

hey...i appreciate the help....this has been a big downer for a long time.
Patience and persistance is necessary in owing a Corvette. You will get it in the end.
On the tires, even if they were balanced, balance weights fall off. I have had them fall off on the way home from the tire shop. You can't assume anything, especially you can't assume that people will do their jobs correctly. When I have a problem like this, I check and recheck everything until I find it.

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bob, i'm not 100% confident this will solve my problem because i didn't find anything extraordinary in the u-joints, unless the loose strap and one stiff u-joint are enough to cause my problem. i was hoping to find a broke bearing or something like that.

i'll assemble it tomorrow night and see if it does. if it doesn't, then i know the problem must lie somewhere back there. thanks again!!
i'll post back when assembled and i try it out.
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bob, i'm not 100% confident this will solve my problem because i didn't find anything extraordinary in the u-joints, unless the loose strap and one stiff u-joint are enough to cause my problem. i was hoping to find a broke bearing or something like that.

i'll assemble it tomorrow night and see if it does. if it doesn't, then i know the problem must lie somewhere back there. thanks again!!
i'll post back when assembled and i try it out.
The stiff u-joint can certainly cause the problem. Good luck!
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Have you tried swapping the tires front to back?
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Have you tried swapping the tires front to back?
yep...tried every which way i could think of. i then went out and bought new tires...and had them balanced with the hunter system. i was hoping for a smooth ride.....no change.

maybe i will get lucky and doing these u-joints might be the ticket.
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yep...tried every which way i could think of. i then went out and bought new tires...and had them balanced with the hunter system. i was hoping for a smooth ride.....no change.

maybe i will get lucky and doing these u-joints might be the ticket.
didnt u say that uve already done that twice??? i personally think ur throwing ur money away...
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Sometimes gremlins like this can drive you crazy for a while.
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the first set of tires were kinda old anyways, but i had them tested on the balancer. two were good...one was borderline and one was bad. i returned them where i bought them and they gave me 4 new ones...free except for that taxes. i then took the 4 new ones up and had them balanced.
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