Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Shaking Car and Drive Shaft Land cruise Wagon

asked by on

My land cruiser shakes very badly at around 60-62 kph. I noticed after inspection that the UV joints were welded to prevent one of the part in which was not aligned properly from coming off. Would this be the problem and if so do I need to buy a complete new shaft and throw away the welded one.

Thanks

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Depending on where the welds were that you ...

Depending on where the welds were that you are referring to on the drive shaft, this may be the cause of your problem. The U-joints are designed to move and provide slight movement to allow the drive shaft to slide just a bit to allow for the transfer of torque from the transmission to the rear end. If something is misaligned to begin with and then welded to try to prevent this, it is possible that this is causing the shaking you are describing. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic inspect the shaking problem and perform the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: How do I replace fuses?

The fuses in your truck help electrical functions in your vehicle occur. These fuses may blow out over time and need replacing. To replace fuses: Remove the fuse box cover from the passenger side by pressing both tabs and...

Q: Do I have a bad tie rod end?

There are a few reasons why the steering wheel will vibrate at high speeds or while braking. As far as braking, noise and a vibration generally point to warped brake rotors. That is if you only feel the shake once...

Q: Tensioner arm makes noise

The serpentine belt tensioner is always under constant pressure and movement. Over time the spring or hydraulic system used can weaken or fail completely. When failure occurs the tensioner can create excessive noise. The belt tensioner should always be replaced...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...