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Old 05-14-2022, 11:32 AM   #1
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Replacing Drive Shaft

My mechanic found stress cracks in my drive shaft on my 2008 6.0 with 130,000 miles on it. Anybody else had this problem?
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:25 PM   #2
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I had a driveshaft u-joint fail on my SMB driveshaft before, but no issues beyond that.


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Did you have to replace the driveshaft?
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Old 05-14-2022, 01:28 PM   #4
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Did you have to replace the driveshaft?
No, just a u-joint replacement, and a driveshaft rebalancing to be safe.


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Old 05-14-2022, 01:39 PM   #5
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As BroncoHauler, I had the rear u-joint fail - replaced them and also sent drive shafts out to be reconditioned & balanced as a precaution. Not an inexpensive gig, and sometimes costs can almost be equivalent to a replacement (Mine had no issues, but the venture hit the pocket book for close to $1,500).
You certainly don't want to tempt fate since a shaft that breaks while moving can do a lot of damage under the vehicle.
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:13 PM   #6
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I assume these are all Aluminum drive shafts that are stressing?

You usually don't need to rebalance when a U-joint is replaced.
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Where were the cracks located? Aluminum or steel?
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:08 AM   #8
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My mechanic found stress cracks in my drive shaft on my 2008 6.0 with 130,000 miles on it. Anybody else had this problem?
Check out Tom woods driveshafts for a replacement. They can build you a custom shaft. Reasonable price and quick shipping. I have them on my rig. I havenít had them long enough to give a product review but they look and feel great.
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