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I replaced the drive shaft center support bearing on my 2001 kia sportage and now I am getting vibration at about 25 mph. Anybody got any ideas
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I replaced the drive shaft center support bearing on my 2001 kia sportage and now I am getting vibration at about 25 mph. Anybody got any ideas
Were you getting the vibration before? Did you mark the driveshaft, differential flange and yoke before removal so they were assembled in the same place? Are the u-joints lubricated and moving freely? What kind of condition are the tires in? Have you isolated anything beyond the center support bearing?

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Were you getting the vibration before? Did you mark the driveshaft, differential flange and yoke before removal so they were assembled in the same place? Are the u-joints lubricated and moving freely? What kind of condition are the tires in? Have you isolated anything beyond the center support bearing?
I didnt notice the vibration before . I did mark everything before disassembly ujoints are moving freely. Tires are new. The center bearing was making a grinding noise that is why I replaced it. I am going to put a dial indicator on the drive shafts today. How much runout is allowable? If the ujoints are moving freely could they still be bad?
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Ok I put the indicator on the drive shaft I checked each drive shaft in 3 places 3 inches from each end and in the middle the readings were as follows

Front Drive Shaft: .oo8, .007, .oo8

Rear Drive Shaft: .030, .026, .015

readings are from front to back any help would be appreciated
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Maybe you need to have the drive shaft rebalanced.

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