Driveshaft vibration/wobbling

One of the most annoying, and sometimes difficult problems to track down on an automobile is vibration or shaking while you’re cruising down the road. At Permian Basin Transmission, Inc in Odessa, our expert technicians can track down and fix any sort of shake, wobble, or vibration you may be experiencing from your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a look at a common issue, that many people overlook when trying to diagnose a vibration problem.

On most modern vehicles with a driveshaft, the system works the same way it has since the beginning; a shaft runs from the transmission to the rear end, transferring the engine’s power to the wheels. In the old days, there was really only two problems that would cause a shaft to vibrate or shake...the shaft itself is unbalanced for some reason, or the u-joints are going bad. Now, however, there is another part installed on many driveshafts that causes the same symptoms but is less often considered. Many cars now come equipped with a thick rubber dampener, essentially a big spacer or washer which is fitted between the driveshaft and transmission.

The purpose of the dampener is to allow for smoother shifts, less vibration throughout the vehicle, less wear on the u-joints, and an overall improved ride. However, over time, this dampener can degrade or wear out, causing wobbling or vibration at various speeds, or even all the time. Fortunately, they are much less expensive and troublesome to replace than an entire driveshaft, and if yours is worn out, a new one can make your car feel brand new again.

If your vehicle is exhibiting shakes, wobbling, or vibration, and for any of your other transmission service needs, let our mechanics take a look. From fluid changes to transmission rebuilds, we’ve got you covered. For the best transmission repair and maintenance shop in Odessa, call or stop by Permian Basin Transmission, Inc today.



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Permian Basin Transmission, Inc

3703 S County Rd 1307
Odessa, TX 79765

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