Drive shaft replacement

Tiny
JH28241706
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Hi,

I brought my car to the mechanic for 3 different reasons:

Engine light is on.
A/C does not blow cold air.
Intermittent squeaky noise from the rear, especially taking a turn.

He came back and said the Drive Shaft needs to be replaced and a new one costs about $2,200.00 or a used one he hopefully could find for $1,100.00 possibly more. This does not include labor.
Is this accurate? I leave in the northeast of Mass
Thanks for your help!
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Monday, May 18th, 2020 AT 5:03 PM

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Tiny
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I would think this is for all the parts for the three things he recommended and not just the driveshaft.

Here is a link to a popular parts website that lists it for less then $500.00. Clearly there is a disconnect somewhere. I would ask him for a breakdown of the estimate so you can see what he is quoting you.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/hyundai,2004,santa+fe,3.5l+v6,1425642,drivetrain,drive+shaft,2308

If you want to send the estimate over I will take a look at it for you if you want me to. Thanks
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Monday, May 18th, 2020 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. No the price was just for the driveshaft. I told him I could only afford to fix whatever is a safety issue.
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Monday, May 18th, 2020 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Wow. That driveshaft was made of gold or something. Any time parts are that far off, we normally are talking about different parts. Clearly there is only one driveshaft so it is unlikely that we are talking about different parts. I don't blame you for what you did. It may be worth just getting a second opinion all together.
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 AT 4:55 PM

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