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Old 08-04-2019, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2016 3500HD Vibration while towing

Just started towing heavier loads ~10k with my 2016 Chevy 3500HD High Country 4x4 CCSB Duramax. When I have 10k on my Gooseneck, I get a severe drivetrain Vibration beginning at 55 mph. When I put 10k on my bumper pull trailer the same/similar vibration starts at 45mph.

I can tell you that when I pull my 20ft boat I do not have a vibration and I also do not have a vibration while not towing.

Things I have done so far:
1. took the load and trailer to the dealer, took tech for a test drive and he documented vibration. He checked drive-line angles and also put truck on lift, could not find anything wrong, he opened a ticket with GM tech (not sure what that will do for me?)
2. Swapped out wheels and tires- no change
3. Had my trailers pulled by another 3500HD- No vibrations
4. Increased Trailer weight to 12k and moved weight around on trailer- no change.

Is there a documented procedure on how to check the drive-line angles? Do I check loaded or unloaded or both.

This vibration is a real head scratcher for me so any help would be greatly appreciated. I should note that the truck has roughly 12k miles on it...

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Old 08-04-2019, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder if itís driveline angle since it only happens when a heavy trailer in on it. The suspension could be sagging to a point where it is out of whack, maybe shim the carrier bearing if it has one.

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Old 08-04-2019, 02:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You didnít say anything about the u-joints or the mileage on the truck. Could possibly be one of them going bad.


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Thanks for the replies...only 12k miles on the truck. Tech at the dealer claims to have inspected the u-joints...
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