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Drive Shaft Woes

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Hello all,

I've steadily been wrenching on my 73 daily driver and have come to yet another bump in the road...or should i say under my seat. I was out and about running errands when pulling away from a stop when a LOUD thumping started coming from under my seat. I pulled over and didn't see a thing and thought it must be coming from my D/S. so, i guess my question is should i look for a used drive shaft to replace the whole thing or just replace the individual components (center bearing, flex disc)? any help is greatly appreciated. thanks to all in advance.

regards

hely

ps. anyone have a drive shaft they'd like to sell? ;) im located in downtown long beach.

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I"b betting your guibo is shot... This happens, I have one that came soo far apart I'm thinking of making a necklace out of the peices.

It's hard to see when they crack and fail sometimes, you'll need to do a close inspection.

Haven't ever heard of anybody destroying a drive shaft, not sayin' it couldn't be done with a gazillion HP.

Most likely guibo dying.

BD

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...and i'm betting the caller didn't even look under

the car yet but just asked us to diagnose it - long distance????

right up there with "will these wheels fit?"

my turn to whine.

try:

drive shaft

exhaust system

clutch

half-axles

stub axle

motor/trans mounts

......?

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put it up and crawl underneath. Then start tugging on things.

Preferably driveshaft related. But if you need to, well... nobody

ever says much about the noises they hear coming out from under a car.

t

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i believe my question was misunderstood.

my center bearing went out and i am going to replace it. i found a used ds for $50 and am thinking of buying that and just replacing the entire ds for a known good one rather than refurbishing my own. should i just replace the worn parts on my own ds or buy the used one?

thanks again

hely

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