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u-joints bad??

This is a discussion on u-joints bad?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was driving to work this morning on 95 at about 80 mph and when I let off the throttle ...

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    u-joints bad??

    I was driving to work this morning on 95 at about 80 mph and when I let off the throttle my car started to vibrate and make a clanking noise. It only happens when I'm off the throttle, I don't notice any noise or vibration when accelerating. The vibration almost felt like a flat tire. I've also noticed my car has had a lot of wheel hop lately and when I get on it and shift hard it feels like my tranny or drive shaft is going to come through the floor board. I'm hoping its my U-joints, can anyone point me in the right direction?
    2002 Camaro SS/M6. Volant CAI, 80mm TB w/spacer, cat delete w/ ory, borla XR-1 w/ cme, custom tune, 3.73's, 8,000k HID headlights and foglights, 19" staggered ruff 278 wheels.

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    Check your tranny mount.
    Not always but more often than not a U-joint will viberate on acceleration.
    What's your mileage?

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    Check your torque arm as well.

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    I found the problem. My driver side wheel was lose. The lug nuts were backing off and the rim was shaking badly. I bought a new set of lug nuts and everything is fine. Thanks for the feedback guys

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