March 27, 2010well..decided to get outta the house adn go to paris. paris,texas that is. lol and i get there...just riding arounnd the girls wanted to go to petco and see the animals and when i was turning into the parking lot the truck sorta startd lurching hard...and i slowed down and parked..it was fine everybody got out and went in except one person (bigfitz227) lol and we checked every possible thing and nothing seemed wrong so i assumed i sorta hit a bump hard and it made the tires rub. took it around the parking lot a fewtimes with just meinside and it ran great. we went in and came out...everyone got in (5 people) and i didnt move 5 feet when i hear a loud crashing breaking sound! i put it in park and gotout and my damn drive shaft is laying on the ground..it was terrible. had a few loyal chevy owners stop and offer help and a few old hoes drive by staring but it was okay..my dad came with his 06 2500 HD we loaded it up and ran back to oklahoma ran to o reillys and autozone and bought front and rear u joints from both stores to be sure we hadwhat we needed for this and now..the poor old chevy`s sittin on the trailer in the yard immobilized...sad sight. just thought i`d tell everyone how great my day went!!!
March 28, 2010yes i know...terrible day man. lol sad part was another dude broke down in the drive thru next to petco got his buddy in a big gay ford to come jump start him..and my truck still ran better than that clunker ford. hahah it would barely idle.
March 28, 2010That sucks! Usually when a u-joint is going bad it will make a clunking noise most of the time when you put it in gear and a vibration when your driving. You didn`t notice anything before it broke?
March 28, 2010Man, that really sucks. Glad no one got hurt or anything damaged though.
March 28, 2010Yah silver I noticed something was soundin funny for about a month but I had no clue what it was I honestly thought it was my brakes squeeking it was terrible tho it was so loud the petco employees came out and offered me the phone lol we were seriously like 50 yards away and the doors were closed it was scary buy eveyone was okay!
March 28, 2010haha mann that wasnt a very good day for us lol. that was the first place we went when we got to paris and wouldnt you know it..the u-joint broke lol. we were sitting there for about an hour before his dad got there. then i had some other friends on there way to get me anyway so i left but they got it loaded up ok! it really suckd tho lol
March 28, 2010Some guy you are leaving your fiance behind. So I take it that it broke at the rear? Make sure the drive shaft isn`t bent from smacking around under there. You`ll have a lot of vibration if it is and could end up destroying a lot more then just the new u-joints.
March 28, 2010actually it broke from the front and i know he left me behind! hah
March 28, 2010oh and just wanted to update everyone taht i did get it fixed this morning. bought new front and rear u joints to be sure . so now im back in action!