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Offline 1FSTLS1

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Driveshaft experts
« on: April 13, 2009, 07:53:09 PM »
I need to have my driveshaft checked out.  It came apart and messed up the floors from the preveous owner.  Dont want my new floors messed up.  My question is do I need to take out the u-joints and yolk when I take it to them.
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 08:13:12 PM »
I would take it all better to have everything that could be the problem with you. i know it will be more of a pain but you will get the exact answer to your problem with all the pieces to the puzzle infront of you.
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 08:40:53 PM »
Guess I was really wondering if it will cost me more $$ to have them take out the U-joints???  Call me cheap!
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 09:01:14 PM »
just had mine done for less than 50 bucks. but it was another 50 to balance it.
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 09:05:36 PM »
And how did you take it to them with or without the u-joints?
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 10:24:13 PM »
i mean if money is a problem then do it without takin them out and i guess just go by process of elimination. if you put it back together and it runs fine then your all set, however if it doesn't then you know the problem is with the u joints
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 10:25:27 PM »
Well, try thinking of it this way -- how much are you willing to pay to make sure that doesn't happen again, this time to you?

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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 10:47:34 PM »
U-joints are about the cheapest investment you can make in a car.  Unless you personally know that they are new, buy new ones when you install the shaft.

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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 11:32:11 PM »
My question is do I need to take out the u-joints and yolk when I take it to them.
Thakns
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 12:03:32 AM »
Doesn't matter.  You can remove them or they will.  I doubt they would charge just to pop out a couple of U-joints.  They don't need the universals in the driveshaft though.

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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 09:40:29 PM »
i took the whole mess to them and let them do their thing.
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Re: Driveshaft experts
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 11:12:03 PM »
Good idea i prob would have done the same thing. better safe than sorry
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