Truck news

posted Jul 14, 2010, 4:14 PM by Scoob Edoo   [ updated Jul 14, 2010, 4:22 PM ]
As I may have written before, during the trip to DC for the ProSolo, the truck developed a drivetrain vibration that was annoying at certain speeds.  After some searching and talking to folks on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts forum, I thought that the Universal joints in the drive shaft we going.  I talked to Mikey Bottles about getting them replaced and we finally got together this morning to work on it.  He put it up on the lift, grabbed the drive shaft, jiggled it, and asked if I'd made someone mad recently.  ???!  It was not the U-joints, but the 4 bolts holding the drive shaft in the rear transaxle were loose.  Two of them were backed out about 1/4" and the other two were just starting to back out.  Mike had never seen this before and pulled the bolts to see their condition.  They did not appear to be loc-tited, so he put red loc-tite on them and torqued them all.  No more vibration!  That will make the trip to Ohio this week MUCH more pleasant.