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Old 05-16-2017, 05:55 AM
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Driveshaft options?

I need the rear driveshaft and was shopping. Rockauto has the best price, but has anyone gotten one from there? It says its a Dorman brand. Or is it better to get an OEM rebuilt one that I have seen elsewhere?
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:57 AM
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:41 AM
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Drive shaft repair

I had mine repair by a specialised drive shaft repair company but had to bring it over. It came a little bit cheaper and faster since there is no shipping. They have put greasable 2x U-Joint on the rear part behing the guido bearing and did balance the whole shaft. Did come to 250$ tax in but labor I did it myself since local garage wanted to much to take it apart. Now vibration under acceleration is gone and running like new after 200K KMs
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