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Part compatibility

I need to change the Right hand drive shaft of a 2010 nissan juke, i looked up the part number online and found it, the part that is online is slightly different in looks to the original in the car, ...
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Drive Shaft Threads Shredded Possible To Still Use It?

Just went ahead to change my transverse link/control arm, the drive shaft was stuck assuming from rust and I couldn't get it free, hammered it with the nut on and nothing, then with the nut off and it ...
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How important is it to replace my rear u joint?

The rear u joint on my 2012 rav4 has some play in it...such that it seems like it it time to replace it. The car makes no noise and has no vibration and the car is almost always in FWD anyways. Is ...
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What is the purpose of the plastic/rubber part in the centre of some CV driveshafts

Can someone help me identify what the plastic/rubber part around the centre of this CV driveshaft is? Does it cover some sort of connection between two separate halves of the shaft, or does it have ...
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Drive system play in a RWD vehicle

I recently did the u-joints on the driveshaft of my 2009 ford ranger. While doing it/while working on the diff side, I noticed that I can rotate the input shaft of the differential quite a few degrees ...
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What are reasons axle shafts/struts frequently break?

First to make sure I'm using the correct terminology: for a manual transmission, front-wheel drive Mk4 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, are axle shaft / drive axle / CV axle the same thing? I have been ...
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Front-to-back vs left-to-right driveshaft

What is the reason, that all 4x4 and AWD vehicles use front-to-back driveshafts with lateral semi-axes, vs lateral driveshafts with front-to-back semi-axes? How would the later affect vehicle dynamics ...
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Can i drive a 2003 Durango without rear drive shaft remove from transmission in an emergengy?

2003 Durango rear drive shaft had rear universal go out and was pulled out of transmission. It has to be moved could I lock it in 4hi and drive temporarily?
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Can a greasable U-Joint showing stiffness be "saved" by greasing

I recently pulled the driveshaft off my 1986 Dodge B250 van, expecting to replace one or both universal joints. I was surprised to see they both have zerks, so can be serviced (sure wish I'd noticed ...
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Is this an appropriate amount of "sliding yoke" visible on an 86 Dodge B250 / A727 Torqueflite transmission?

Looking at my driveshaft tonight I noticed there seemed to a lot of yoke sticking out of the trans. (Recent rebuild) Wondering if this looks right to someone experienced with this transmission/...
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Where to look first for "rhythmic" vibration under load

This is in an older Dodge B250 Van, with the Chrysler 318/5.2L v8 engine, not fuel injected. On a recent long drive, I began to notice the van has what I can only describe as a "rhythmic" ...
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I need a sparepart, but how is it called?

The drive shaft jumped (due to a failing wishbone) out of the housing in the motor. I want to order a new part, because it is not included in the new drive shaft. How is it called?
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Vibration after the car has run for a while

First question here; go easy on me. So I have an e30 BMW(1989), the car runs fine however when I have driven for a few minutes a vibration occurs when I travel around 60(kph) This does not happen ...
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Removing a welded nut

There's a nut welded on my countershaft and I don't like that. How do I remove it while minimizing the chance of damage to the countershaft's threads, as damage would necessitate: a. welding a nut ...
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Hi I have a 1982 Honda magna motorcycle my rear wheel locked up while i was ridding

I have a 82 Honda Magna. I was riding down a hill and it just locked up on me. I skidded for about 5 feet and it wouldn’t budge. After yanking it back and forth for a while it broke free and I was ...
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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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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?
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