Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello I will help,
These are the U joints for the rear driveline?
How did you remove and install them? Press or hammer?
Did you check the joints for free play after installation but before putting the driveshaft in place?
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So the joints don't have a needle fallen over preventing the cap from fully seating and all the clips went in with no problem then you backed the caps out to the clips and verified the joint was free to move without binding?
You didn't change the phase of the pieces of the shaft? Everything went back together the way it came apart?
When you put them back in did you use a press? A hammer? How?
OK, being aluminum it is possible to bend the yoke unless it is supported well.
Did you have to burn the lock out or were there already clips in?
Same phase in the pieces? Nothing got turned around?
OK, first pull the shaft and slowly work each joint in both directions to feel for any binding.
See if you can spot an errant hammer blow or any damage. If it was quiet before the change then it has to be in the assembly of the joint. Either you will see a cup out of place or something binding as it rotates