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Old 23rd February 2021, 13:36   #1
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Question drive shaft

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How do you know if a drive shaft has blown or more to the point the velocity joint has gone?
I ask as when driving and turning over 40mph there is no noise/vibration but when under 40 mph and turning or slowing down there is a kind of clunking noise. There is no play in the bearings that I can detect and the handling/braking is fine.
It seems to be coming from the driver’s side but as we all know sounds heard from inside the car can be coming from either side.
Are they straight forward to change or would it be better to change the whole drive shaft? Need the cheapest option as money tight.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 13:39   #2
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Is the bearing on the driveshaft ok?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 13:43   #3
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Is the bearing on the driveshaft ok?
i really have no idea. The car hasn't really moved in 4 months, doing only 6 miles in that time. Only thing that is different is a replacement alloys and this was the 1st time out with them on.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 13:45   #4
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i really have no idea. The car hasn't really moved in 4 months, doing only 6 miles in that time. Only thing that is different is a replacement alloys and this was the 1st time out with them on.
Itís circled here, mines dead loose and I have vibration, hopefully fixed soon

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Itís circled here, mines dead loose and I have vibration, hopefully fixed soon

fixed how? replacing the whole shaft or replacing the bearing? or do you mean the bolts that attach it to the frame are lose?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 14:43   #6
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The standard way to test for a worn CVJ is to drive the car very slowly in a full lock circle. If a CVJ is worn, it will repeatedly knock when it's on the innermost wheel.


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The standard way to test for a worn CVJ is to drive the car very slowly in a full lock circle. If a CVJ is worn, it will repeatedly knock when it's on the innermost wheel.


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Champion, thats what ive just done and its the side I thought it was
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Old 24th February 2021, 12:00   #8
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fixed how? replacing the whole shaft or replacing the bearing? or do you mean the bolts that attach it to the frame are lose?
The same thing happened to me. At the workshop, they were able to change only the bearing, which costs about 40 euros.

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Contact Mickyboy on here for a used driveshaft - easy enough job to swap it out as an assembly.
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