Changing the driveshaft on a 2000 Sonoma

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by jgooder, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. jgooder

    jgooder New Member

    I was hoping that some one here could help me out. I have a 2000 GMC sonoma
    4.3L auto, extend cab, short box. It has a two peace driveshaft and it has a little vibration at highway speeds. I have heard that i will have to change to a one peace. Is this what i have to do and do older S10 and sonomas have one peaces that i can use and just replace the U joints.
    Thanks Jay
  2. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site! If you can get the driveling out, try taking it to a driveling shop that can balance it for you then install it with new u-joints. Just a suggestion.
  3. k.daddy1

    k.daddy1 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Just replaced the joints in an extended cab sonoma. The two piece CV knuckle in front of the hanger bearing is very expensive to get the u-joints replaced. No normal shop with a bench press really should try to replace them. But the only way to check for sure for a dry u-joint is to pull the joint out of the saddle and check if the joint is dry and stiff/ratchety. Most likely it will be either the front joint or the back one at the diff. Good Luck!
  4. jgooder

    jgooder New Member

    Thanks guys

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