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    We have a 2005 Excursion 32 footer and have a terrible vibration issue that starts from 0-? MPH doesn't change with RPM and is consistent throughout the rev band. The driveshafts have been balanced, tires replaced, balanced, axle replaced, etc, etc, etc... Anybody have this issue or any suggestions on getting it taken care of. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95rioredcobra View Post
    We have a 2005 Excursion 32 footer and have a terrible vibration issue that starts from 0-? MPH doesn't change with RPM and is consistent throughout the rev band. The driveshafts have been balanced, tires replaced, balanced, axle replaced, etc, etc, etc... Anybody have this issue or any suggestions on getting it taken care of. Thanks!

    Have you greased the carrier bearings, and u-joints and all of the grease fittings along the drive line?

    Who built it?

    I had a Krystal that was a rumbler a few years ago.

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    J Scott is on track here. It's something along that driveshaft area we had the same issue on our 04 Excursion. We had to get a custom molded part made by FleetPride, i think it was U joints or something like that.

    The whole drive shaft came out, LOL.

    Needless to say there is still a little vibration but nothing like what it was before it was fixed. Have not had any problems once we corrected that and it has been over a year now.

    Jim
    Last edited by Jim30; October 14th, 2009 at 12:39 PM.

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    Thanks guys... So far we have done everything you can think of from fixing broken exhaust hangers to balancing all 4 shafts and it hasn't helped. Will look into lubrication and see what we find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95rioredcobra View Post
    Thanks guys... So far we have done everything you can think of from fixing broken exhaust hangers to balancing all 4 shafts and it hasn't helped. Will look into lubrication and see what we find.
    Big chance this is just a lube issue.

    I've had transmission mounts break, sometimes that is a culprit.

    Some limos are just a little noisier than others.

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    If greasing doesnt help, and before you balance the driveshaft you may want to look into changing your connecting/hanger bearings. Lots of times rubber gets loose and bearing looses little balls. Cheap part but you still have to take out the driveshaft. But if you take out apart you may as well balance it. I had that problem before - hanger bearings.

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    Carrier Bearings could be the culprit. There is a supplier in Springfield.. Forget the name, it's DriveLine ------?----- bought several from them.

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