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Loud square drive shaft
« on: Oct 02, 2017, 06:56:56 PM »
I have a 1983 Toyota short bed 4x4 that I just put a doubler in and made a square drive shaft for the front, noticed that it is loud and rattles around. How do I make it quieter?

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Re: Loud square drive shaft
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
Spray expand foam I heard works


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Re: Loud square drive shaft
« Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2017, 09:20:06 PM »
I ran a couple of weld beads down mine and ground them down even, and it tighten up.
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Re: Loud square drive shaft
« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2017, 07:39:11 AM »
Lots and lots of grease.
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Re: Loud square drive shaft
« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
What I did was cut 1/2" off the bigger of the two, then turned it just a little, to tighten up slop. Then welded back on
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Re: Loud square drive shaft
« Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2017, 12:20:29 PM »
Forgive me if this is a silly question, but has anyone wrapped the inner shaft in duct tape?

 
 
 
 
 

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