Drivetrain shake?

I did search through the archives and read through just about all of the “hits”’ but none seem quite the same or no resolution listed. Ive been having a shake that affects the whole car. Basically I can feel it in the steering wheel and in the seat. It “feels” like it goes more into the seat sometimes and others it’s pretty balanced between everything. I’ve had my tires balanced a total of 5 times, the last 2 times they were road force balanced. I have noticed that the shake seems worse at around 14-1500rpm, but is still there at higher rpm, and when put in neutral coasting, although less of a shake, and the higher the rpm the less of a shake. So basically cruising in 5th at about 50 the rpm is around 14-1500 and it shakes throughout, drop through the gears and the rpm increases and the vibe seems less. I’m wondering about the flex jurid on the driveshaft, but it was replaced by one of the previous owners when the trans was replaced. Has anyone had this personally and resolved it? It’s more annoying than anything.

In would check that the Jurid was replaced in the correct orientation the webs have thick and thin sections, the thick sections should be under compression when driving.

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Hey Robin,

Don’t know if this will help, but mine sits in a controlled environment facility for somewhat longer periods of time. My dealer had once told me to get used to the shaking wheel,
as it is typical to our brand. Me, not believing this, I began the sidewall warm up they do on race tracks. Now this worked! I currently am using Dunlap tires with turning
tires in front and larger traction tires (per manual instructions) in back. I am fortunate enough to have a straight line and level road to do this on, with not much traffic and
do the slow warm up swerves to the stop sign about a third of a mile. That works for me, and, its a five time North American, First in Class auto, with only one Second in
Class for wheel curb rash on some wheels and other slight wheel blemishes. All fixed for whenever we are able to have a Concours d’ Elegance again.


Bob Allen

Interesting idea to say the least! Maybe I’ll give it a shot on the way to work this morning! Hopefully won’t get pulled over for being drunk! Although, I guess I could just say “now officer you may not believe this!” Of course that may make me sound more drunk! Lol!

Welp sidewall warm up didn’t seem to make any difference. Oh well

Right , has the car a centre support on the prop shaft? The other possibility is a slight imbalance of the prop shaft. I had an annoying shake on my ‘92 ‘40 that only went away when I wrecked another one and changed the prop shaft over. BTW it was already off the road before I stripped it for parts so don’t judge me :innocent:

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Hi again,

One more thing on the tires, usually a last resort considering the other options given you. You’ve balance tires, etc.
Last resort is to have tires shaved to pure round. Do this with only a VERY trusted tire shop. I have done this only
once many years ago. It worked, but todays high end tires should not need this. Good luck!


Bob Allen

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I kinda thought that with the road force balance they might have told me if the tires were out of round, bjt who knows anymore smh

Have you inspected all the u-joints?

I did the ones on the rear, but not the one on the prop shaft. And by that, I looked at them and turned the wheels on each side back and forth looking and listening for any noise or visual slop.