DRIVE SHAFT

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  • Jill rose
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How expensive might it be to fix/replace the drive shaft in my 1996 toyota Rav4?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 AT 12:47 AM

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  • Tiny
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What is wrong with it?

Need more info.

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 AT 5:46 AM
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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.

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 AT 9:56 PM
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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?

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 AT 5:22 AM
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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?

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 AT 9:30 PM
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Does the clunk happen when you first put it in gear with you foot on the brake pedal?

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 5:27 AM
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1996 toyota rav4 131,000 miles 4 cylinder

yes, I believe it does.

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 1:09 PM
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I would guess a couple hundred dollars?

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 4:37 PM
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Thank you.

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 11:58 PM
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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

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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 12:41 AM
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Ras,
Are you flirtin with the girls?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_happey_beer_2.jpg



:lol:

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Friday, February 9th, 2007 AT 3:19 AM

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