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    Bad cv axles?

    How can you determine if your cv axles are going bad? I had my tranny rebuilt an new drive shaft installed and every time it shifts if feels like it sling shots me into the next year. I don't know where to go from here, so I'm thinking maybe the axles 3.6l is my car anybody?

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    Re: Bad cv axles?

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsboiha View Post
    How can you determine if your cv axles are going bad? I had my tranny rebuilt an new drive shaft installed and every time it shifts if feels like it sling shots me into the next year. I don't know where to go from here, so I'm thinking maybe the axles 3.6l is my car anybody?
    Engine mounts. I'm about to get mine replaced because I recently rebuilt my drive shaft and having a similar issue. I'll let you know if that fixes anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeEffect View Post

    Engine mounts. I'm about to get mine replaced because I recently rebuilt my drive shaft and having a similar issue. I'll let you know if that fixes anything.
    I replaced my mounts with the ones from rev shift. Same with rear diff bushing an tranny mount an this is still the problem I'm having.

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    Re: Bad cv axles?

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    I replaced my mounts with the ones from rev shift. Same with rear diff bushing an tranny mount an this is still the problem I'm having.
    What about your flex discs? Did you go with the RevShift flex discs or Creative Steel? The RevShift flex discs require the trans mount to be shimmied/lifted in order for there to be no vibration of any kind. Your driveshaft might also need to be re-balanced. The dealership I took it too did a pretty bad job on balancing the driveshaft. Had to take it to a local shop to get it balanced. Still don't know why the dealership didn't do it properly. It could also be your center support bearing. If you didn't get that replaced in the rebuild, that could also be the cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopeEffect View Post

    What about your flex discs? Did you go with the RevShift flex discs or Creative Steel? The RevShift flex discs require the trans mount to be shimmied/lifted in order for there to be no vibration of any kind. Your driveshaft might also need to be re-balanced. The dealership I took it too did a pretty bad job on balancing the driveshaft. Had to take it to a local shop to get it balanced. Still don't know why the dealership didn't do it properly. It could also be your center support bearing. If you didn't get that replaced in the rebuild, that could also be the cause.
    Ya I had a whole new drive shaft put in they said my center bearing was shot an could not separate the shaft so I had to buy a new one an they said they balanced it.

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    Re: Bad cv axles?

    did a dealer do this?or an indy??? trans adapts need to be reset after internal repairs... also some older 5&6 spds need to have a fast adapt learn done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by satlite440 View Post
    did a dealer do this?or an indy??? trans adapts need to be reset after internal repairs... also some older 5&6 spds need to have a fast adapt learn done..
    Local shop then I had the dealer do a reset

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