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Answered 2010-11-17 13:18:01

It'll have too much play in it. Everything should be tight.

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No, The joint is just not being put in correct. Go buy a good u-joint SORRY

There are a few possibilities that i would check out. For example: You can have a bad belt in one of the rear tires. Or a rear wheel bearing could be bad. Or a carrier bearing may be bad. Please check and make certain that the lug nuts are tight. A pinion bearing gone bad is a slim but possible option. However, the first thing i would check would be the rear universal joint. If the universal joint is seized or the needle bearings in the universal joint are bad it would certainly cause the vibration that you are describing.

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