If you got to X-type forum on roadfly. Built for trouble-free ownership and 100% visually inspected and quality tested, this Driveshaft is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Hi Goudy, Thanks for the feedback, I'm going to give it a go myself. Goudy Thank you for a very quick and detailed reply, however I think that you have a front wheel drive model and that the described procedure only applies to those models which do not have a transfer box. I'm not sure this applies to this thread but I need advice.
Does anyone have a link to the thread so that I can print it out again as I have ordered the part now. A few weeks ago I took the car in and the mechanic told me he knew right away that the problem is the drive shaft. I asked him what happened. Replacment of shaft and so forth. Here's another noise, also very difficult to hear on the video but it's there. On top of this sour issue.
If it's all aligned, a sharp blow with a soft faced mallet so you don't knacker the thread should see it seated, but if it won't go first time, don't hammer like hell, pull it out and rotate it a little. But, they would not even consider the differential as a problem. We thought we had contained the issue within plant, but obviously we didn't! You didn't mention if the car is an automatic or manual. I look underneath and see he had stripped the plug while continually trying to turn the drain plug clockwise. The rubbing noise occurred when the vehicle was turned left, the center console arm rest moved backward and forward while the vehicle was in motion, the driver's seat belt shoulder pivot made a squeaking noise when in motion, the seat belts did not retract, the air bag warning light stayed on until the key as switched off, and the turn signals were inoperative. Feeling much happier knowing it's not a unique problem. Is there any tests i can do for engine mounts or bearing on driveshaft as i took it to a garage and mechanic was unsure what it could be.
My whine appears when I am coasting more evedent when descending a hill if I accelerate it disappears I found a post re greasing the bearing but can't find it now? In the meantime, I'm driving a 2003 X-Type 2. I'm in Crystal Place area so not that far from you. Then move your hand closer to the inner joint and see if the movement gets worse. If it doesn't go in first time, pull it out and turn it to realign the splines and try again. This is especially true and almost normal if your car has a manual transmission. Reminds me of a 25 year old kid who changed his own oil for the first time several years ago.
Don't use a forked ball joint splitter as you want this joint undamaged. The differential was completely replaced in July, and replaced again in October. If it's to expensive then it will be me with the 3 Ton Axle stands and probably a lot of swearing. The noise your hearing is a prop shaft most likely in the front of the vehicle. I forgot to say no problems with flywheel had that replaced 6000 miles ago. Remove the under tray, wheel, hub nut and track rod from the hub, then split the bottom ball joint, you may have to loosen the subframe on that side to get the wishbone down far enough. If you have a defective item under warranty we offer options to make warranty service easier for you.
Then I would drain and refill the differentials and transfer case with the proper fluids. Reinstall the rear sub frame to vehicle. We include a free pre-paid return shipping label with your purchase. It's not harmful, only annoying. I've done a search, but the only post I've found relates to just changing the outer shaft whereas all the new shafts I've seen come complete with the intermediate shaft as well, as do many of the second hand shafts.
Most recent was October '04. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. We only offer the highest quality parts and accessories available, but in some rare cases there are manufacturer's defects. They told me that the new drive shaft will take care of this problem as well. It seems as if the dealership could carless about this issue. .
I noticed it in my 2004 X-Type 2. To get the new shaft in, lube the end up first then line it up in the 'box, keep an eye you don't catch the seal in the 'box, make sure the spines are aligned. If the shaft moves at all up or down in the bearing which is mounted to the engine the driveshaft runs through it then it's worn. My friends warn my about this and now they see me with a Saturn almost every other week. This was done to get rid of the vehicles high pitched whining noise that remains even after the second replacement. This warranty applies only when the installation instructions are followed in their entirety. .