Mechanics

DRIVE SHAFT

Toyota Rav4

How expensive might it be to fix/replace the drive shaft in my 1996 toyota Rav4?
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Jill rose
February 6, 2007.



What is wrong with it?

Need more info.

It makes a " thunk" sound and kind of jostles the car when I take my foot off the gas mostly in second gear and often when I'm driving. A friend said that is what it is and eventually it will have to be replaced.

Tiny
Jill rose
Feb 6, 2007.
Typically a bad drive shaft will exhibit a vibration. Not often do driveshafts have to be replaced.

Does the clunk happen when you first put it in gear with you foot on the brake pedal? If so, I would suspect a bad u-joint on the driveshaft.

Where does the clunk seem to be coming from? Under you, in front in the engine compartment? Behind you? Left side, right side?

Thank you. I don't notice any major vibration- minor perhaps when I'm on the highway. The klunk seems to be in the back and center of the car. Is a U joint expensive to maintenance?

Tiny
Jill rose
Feb 7, 2007.
Does the clunk happen when you first put it in gear with you foot on the brake pedal?

1996 toyota rav4 131,000 miles 4 cylinder

yes, I believe it does.

Tiny
Jill rose
Feb 8, 2007.
I would guess a couple hundred dollars?

Thank you.

Tiny
Jill rose
Feb 8, 2007.
Hmm.I like that flying reminds me during my teens. Sounds to me Mr. SW is right on track with the U-Joint also check for a center bearing psroblem.

A DIY can do it less than a couple/couple of hundreds. Heck, I'll do it for a 12pack of B/Lite and a round trip ticket

Rasmataz
Feb 9, 2007.
Ras,
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