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Driveshaft bent!?!?

I have my jeep at a local shop to diagnose a vibration and their response was that I have a bent front driveshaft. !?!?

I have a Tatton front shaft and he said that it looked like when I get front end flex my driveshaft is hitting the front crossmember and has caused it to bend as well as push against the transfer case.

Does this sound like something that could be happening or do I need to look elsewhere for my vibration problems? If it is a bent front Tatton, is it common for something like this to happen? Is there a better front shaft that I should get if it is really bent??

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One way to rule it out, is to pull the shaft and see if the vibration is gone.
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I have tattons on mine and all it takes is a little rub the wrong way to throw those out of balance. I am dealing with an issue on my rear right now, cheap easy fix is a couple of hose clamps

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I have tattons on mine and all it takes is a little rub the wrong way to throw those out of balance. I am dealing with an issue on my rear right now, cheap easy fix is a couple of hose clamps
Can you elaborate on the hose clamp idea??

Just put them around the DS at random spots or what? Sorry for the ignorance

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Can you elaborate on the hose clamp idea??

Just put them around the DS at random spots or what? Sorry for the ignorance
run the JK with no shaft. no shaft = no vibration = shaft.

using hoseclamps is kinda ghetto but works. you just move the "clamp" part till vibrations get better or worse. there is a science to it or something
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I put the nut on the opposite side of where mine was dented, so it was fairly easy to know where the issue was, ghetto, yes, but a cheap temp fix. Would be easier to find the issue with the jeep up on a lift spinning the d shaft and using chalk to find the high side on the shaft. I agree though to disconnect the front shaft to make sure that is the issue first

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Most any area will have a driveline shop, they'll be able to spin it up and tell you if it's bent or out of round. Unless it's a driveline specialty shop, it'll be hard for that local shop to determine one way or the other.

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You should install a limiting strap at the differential to prevent that contact.
A local driveline shop should be able to service it. Mine will re-tube and balance for $125

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