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Q: Vibration in drivetrain

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I have a vibration in my drivetrain.

A: Hi there. This vibration could be caused by...

Hi there. This vibration could be caused by a number of things. However, the first place I would look is the driveshaft and u-joints. The driveshaft is used to transfer engine torque from the transmission output shaft to the rear differential. Two single-cardan u-joints allow the shaft to move with vehicle suspension travel. Worn ball joints or a driveshaft that is out of balance could definitely cause a vibration. A professional, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose the vibrating issue and repair your vehicle.

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