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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I decline a Bluetooth phone call?

When you receive a phone call from the Bluetooth system, your phone will ring through the sound system, even if you are listening to something. To decline the phone call, simply press the Hang Up button on your steering wheel....

Q: Shake in front end while driving

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to contact us in regards to your 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix and the shaking issue you're experiencing. Regardless of what type of vehicle you may own, there are typically five mechanical problems that...

Q: My Explorer has high rpms when accerlating and shifting.

Hi, thanks for writing in. It seems like this in the transmission and it may be slipping. I suggest having the fluid level checked and transmission checked for pressures. I'd also scan for codes in the computer to see if...

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...
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...