So I'm fighting a massive vibration problem in my daily driver s10.
2wd truck with manual 5 speed 4.3 v6
Heavy vibration at speeds higher than 55mph accelerating, and at any speed while decelerating
Pushing clutch has no affect
Braking has no affect
Replaced u-joints and carrier bearing
Trans mount is good
When running it up on jackstands and going though the gears vibration is still felt so it eliminates any front end problems or out of round tires.
Talked with Stickney briefly about it a few days ago and he said pinion angle
Because of course I can't leave stuff alone...and it's lowered 4" in the rear,
I did all kinds of shimming and not sure if it's worse or better.
On top of this (and to the point of the post) I noticed when the rear of the truck was up in the air on stands and the truck is put into gear I am able to spin both back tires by hand. They make the driveshaft teeter back and forth a little but it doesn't rotate. Am I missing something here??? Shouldn't I not be able to move the wheels while in gear???
It's a non posi rear, with the truck in N the wheels rotate the driveshaft and wheels turn opposite like they are supposed to in a limited slip.
Is something broken in the rear diff?
And any ideas on where the hell the vibration is coming from?
Just realized this should've probably been posted in the other GM section, so mods move if necessary