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vibration at 2000 rpm?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by j force, May 16, 2001.

  1. j force

    j force Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    i have a 84 chevy pick up with a 350 sb .it seems to idle fine but at about 2000 rpm's i get a wierd vibration ,,it mellows out as i give it gas ,any thoughts??/
  2. 85w/350

    85w/350 Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    What type of exhaust are you running off of this 350? I also have a 350 s.b. in my 85GMC and right about 1950-2000RPMs the muffler produces a perfect tone that makes everything inside rattle. I am running Flowmaster Muffler. I have also heard the same noise from a 84 Camero at 1900RPMs. Its a vibration that makes everything inside my cab rattle. I'm sure if you have a loud enough muffler it does this. Also at 55-60 it feels like my front end rattles. I am running 31 10.50 All Terrains and upon enquiring wierd rattle to a mechanice we figured out the lugnuts at that speed are expanding because any speed above or below that it doesnt happen. Same with the muffler a hair above or below 2000RPMs and it goes away. Hope this helps!
  3. mstyles0927

    mstyles0927 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Also check the Ujoints at the front and back of the rear driveline. My rear Ujoint was wearing badly, and there was a bad vibration at medium RPMs. A new Ujoint took care of the vibration.
  4. RTallday

    RTallday Member
    Messages: 79

    Now then, does it vibrate when you are not moving as well? If it does, then it is not a U-joint. If it always vibrates at around 2000 rpms, check out the harmonic balancer. If this is bad, loose or anything other then perfect, you will get a vibration. Let me know.

  5. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    One other possibility that may or may not apply to your situation: If your driveshaft is a 2-piece unit, the centre support bearing and/or splines may be worn which could cause vibration.
  6. Power mad

    Power mad Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 75

    The center support bearing was realy bad in my 81 burb.
    After replacing it the vibration was worse than ever.
    I put it up on jack stands and had a buddy run it slowly to 55mph.
    The shaft looked like a jump rope. :(
    $35 to have the rear shaft balanced and $15 to straighten.
    See ya
  7. raceman6135

    raceman6135 Member
    Messages: 61

    Also, don't forget to check the other end of the engine: flexplate/torque convertor or flywheel/clutch combo. Again, problems in this area will be apparent whether you're sitting in the driveway or running down the road.