Q: I recently replaced my U-Joints on my driveshaft and now my car vibrates, it gets worse the faster I'm traveling.

asked by on

My car is vibrating since I replaced my U-Joints on my driveshaft and I cant figure out why. It gets worse the faster I travel. Do you know what is possibly wrong with my car?

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. Did the U-joints you installed have grease fittings and did you fill them with grease prior to driving? I know this is a basic step, but one that often gets forgotten. Dry bearings inside the u-joints wont last long.

Depending on how the u-joints were installed, there could have been some bending of the yoke that may be causing your vibration. If the drive shaft is aluminum, there may have definitely been some bending of the yoke. If this has happened, the drive shaft may need to be replaced.

The drive shaft may need more than a visual inspection; it may need to be removed and the yoke measured to see if a bent yoke may be the case and replacement required. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a car vibrates inspection and provide you with an estimate and direction of repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I recently replaced my U-Joints on my driveshaft and now my car vibrates, it gets worse the faster I'm traveling.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What does the Overdrive Cancel and Grade Assist light mean on the dash?

If your car is equipped with it, the Overdrive Cancel and Grade Assist system is designed to help with driving on steep grades and in other treacherous conditions. If the light is on in your dash, it means that the...

Q: Car sounds like lawn mower when pressing the gas pedal

Hello. It sounds like you have a large exhaust leak. If there is an exhaust leak, you are getting raw exhaust out of the engine, and that might be what you're smelling. You should not operate or drive the vehicle...

Q: What is the average cost for a valve and piston rod replacement job. I thought it was the lifter but now they say its valve.

The cost depends on the amount of damage and is quite literally impossible to even guess at without physically removing the parts and determing exactly what parts have to be replaced. It is not just a simple matter of taking...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.