drive shaft and shimmy issue

Asked by Mar 25, 2013 at 09:16 PM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 crew cab 2 wheel drive,5.7 hemi that was lowered and has only 1 drive shaft. i had someone change the u joints and i think he may have put it together backwards is there anyway i can find out if its right or wrong, and i also changed all the shocks and the truck has sat for 2 months and i took it out for a drive and when i hit 50 mph got a big shimmy and not sure why.

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a shimmy in what? if tire . its the balance or mounted incorrectly ,or lost weights .shaft should have been balanced when fabricated , for the length for sure, course that could twist easily also

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usually they would have left the front yolk on so the driveshaft can't be installed backwards. the only thing I can think of is that the angle of the pinion, driveshaft, tranny has been changed by lowering and the driveshaft maybe too long now and could be binding. I would take it to a proper driveline shop and have it done right.

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or a broken belt in a tire can cause a shimmy

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