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Drive shaft Is loose?

My rear drive shaft (?) disattached on the road, making a really nasty sound. I managed to put it back in place. It is really loose, you can pull it out with hands. See before and after pics below. ...
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Knocking sound from under car when going slow, what are the likely causes?

I am getting a knocking car from under my car. It seems to be under the clutch and on the left of it(note we use right hand drive). The knocking sound is noticeable when you drive slowly e.g. moving ...
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How to diagnose a faulty driveshaft?

I've been getting a knocking noise from under near clutch, break area and to left of clutch I guess. Mechanic told me there's nothing wrong with driveshaft. Another mechanic told me he couldn't find ...
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Car with broken left driveshaft won't stay in park

Today my rear left driveshaft gave up (lots of grinding noise while in Drive or Reverse, coming from the left side of the differential, and the car won't move). One strange thing I noticed is that ...
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Noise from car in 5th gear

recently bought a small van as test drive seemed fine. Though in error didn't test drive in 5th gear. Won't be able to take it back to the seller. Anyway, drives fine and no abnormal noises in gears ...
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6061 ALUMINUM TUBE (Round)

The aluminum tube 6061 is considered as one of the high strength tube. However, can the round 6061 ALUMINUM TUBE be used in the drive shaft tube?
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What is the Purpose of a drive shaft tube

Drive shaft tube can made of aluminium alloy and steel but what is the main purpose of it does it serve as a connecting rod from engine power to the rear wheels? i am seeking for a formal answer on ...
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Driving Shaft Material

What metal is a driving shaft made of. I think it is a steel but breaking its components such as yoke, tube and others are they all made of same material?
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Tire and drive shaft revolutions near equal?

Obviously if you have a front wheel drive it is the same. When a rear wheel drive car makes 1 tire revolution while driving how many revolutions does your drive shaft make? Are driveshafts mistaken ...
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Could this be a Bad CV shaft or boot?

I hear a tic-tic crumpling sound while the steering is turned/locked and the vehicle moves forward or backward using power. In neutral these sounds are not present.
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CV Axle vs drive axle, vs cv shaft, vs drive shaft

I feel like I'm hearing a bunch of terminology that sounds like it may be the same thing or at the least related parts of a sub-assembly. The part I know for sure on my car is labeled as the CV Axle ...
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FWD open diff car with one failed CV joint. Would this get me home?

A couple of days ago I was driving a 5-speed Manual RHD 2002 Mercedes W168 A-Class CDI 170 Elegance and the offside front CV joint broke. This left me stranded a few miles from home and I have to ...
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Coilovers destroying my drive shafts

I have a set of Coilovers on my car and it's lowered by about 45-50 mm all around, the driveshaft bearings are lasting about 4-5 months on each side before having to be replaced because of the angle ...
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What would cause a drive shaft to snap in half?

I drive a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD. I stopped at a stop sign and as I was turning right and starting to accelerate(Not very fast). I heard a loud noise and the car stopped moving forward. Turns out ...
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PTFE or standard high temp grease for a slip joint?

My 1997 Ford F-150, 4.6L with automatic, is suffering from the slip join "clunk" at stops/starts. My research has found this is a common problem when the output shaft splines get dried out. It ...
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volvo c30 DMF or driveshaft bearing?

I have a 2007 Volvo c30 D5 automatic(you can also drive it in manual) Was driving to a friends and the car started making a grinding/metal on metal crunching noise. Pulled over, couldn't see ...
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minivan with 48000 miles needed front driveshaft replaced?

I looked at a used minivan today from a dealership and it seems in good shape, but the Carfax report says that it recently had its front driveshaft replaced. It is a 2012 model with only 48000 miles. ...
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Torquing pinion nut on pinion shaft—can it be done with tires on ground?

I am about to install a 1310 driveshaft on a '15 Jeep Wrangler; it requires replacing the front pinion yoke. The Wrangler has a lift kit which allows me to crawl under and work with plenty of room. I ...
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Should I be concerned about these cracks on the giubo?

I can see some fine cracks in the giubo/flex disc on my LS1 Lumina's driveshaft. Is this crack size serious enough to warrant a replacement?