Ford F150 drive shaft dislocated at joint under cab. Stillconnected but looks like elbow pointing down and can't drive with big grinding sound. Any suggestions?


Asked by Apr 09, 2015 at 05:10 PM about the 2006 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drive shaft elbowed at joint under cab. Costly? Cant drive it of course

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Not costly. Sounds like the universal joint has come apart. Replace both the front and rear. If one is worn out, the other is soon to follow. On a side note, be thankful. Pre-1968 models didn't have a provision to prevent the driveshaft from falling to the road, bending in half, and coming through the floor. People have gotten killed by that happening! Part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Act of 1966 was to put a "catch" under the front of the driveshaft. HTH. -Jim

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Thanks for the info!

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You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click. -Jim

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