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Guys,
Anyone know where i can get my driveshaft rebuild?

My waja RH driveshaft is worn out and i have replaced it with aftermarket brand but it vibrates..I claim warranty and the replacement shaft still vibrate but only slightly. The shop did warn me earlier to go for original replacement but its way to expensive for a driveshaft at 600++. They said they have similar customer feedback on aftermarket shaft for 1.8 model. Aftermarket brand is 200++.
below is the pic of my driveshaft..the outer part is similar with most driveshaft but the inner rubber boot design is kinds different.

I dont want to spend so much on this car. i know it can be rebuild but i dont know where. pls someone guide me.
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Guys,
Anyone know where i can get my driveshaft rebuild?

My waja RH driveshaft is worn out and i have replaced it with aftermarket brand but it vibrates..I claim warranty and the replacement shaft still vibrate but only slightly. The shop did warn me earlier to go for original replacement but its way to expensive for a driveshaft at 600++. They said they have similar customer feedback on aftermarket shaft for 1.8 model. Aftermarket brand is 200++.
below is the pic of my driveshaft..the outer part is similar with most driveshaft but the inner rubber boot design is kinds different.

I dont want to spend so much on this car. i know it can be rebuild but i dont know where. pls someone guide me.
Those days can replace only the CV joint, cannot find them anymore?
 

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setapak got one popular driveshaft rebuild place, i just cannot recall whats the name
 

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if you can't get a recommendation for your area,
Btw, drive shaft repair is just disassemble, spot weld sikit gosok gosok sahaja. Dont expect miracle
agreed, it's crude but pretty much how the engineering shops recon the clicking cv joint, just by adding metal
 

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Thanks for the replies.
Confirmed its the driveshaft. cars vibrates violently when accelerating between 90kmh to 110kmh. I changed it once last week but it vibrates in a different manner. Removed the shaft and discover that the new shaft is longer by almost an inch ( silly me for not checking the length before installing ). The shop change to another unit. This time it vibrate a lot less but its still there. Shop did mentioned they will refund if problem still there.

BTW i am in Melaka.

I tot driveshaft rebuild is that they change whatever moving components in the joints?
 

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Maybe finding a used driveshaft from a chop shop is better? Waja driveshaft is abundant I think, and chop shop also have warranty.
Hmmm..never tought of that as mine is 1.8 Renault model and very2 difficult to find parts. I will try few chop shop...i know one specific shop that chop a 1.8 model 1-2 years ago.
 

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Oh..never now that. Do you know how does the rubber boot for the inner joint is secured? normally it uses a metal clip.mine is somewhat secure inside.
Your's probably crimped on the inside. Shouldnt matter much if crimped outside or inside, so long as it's the correct length and it fits.
 

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Guess what, 2 days ago i got kluk2 noise from my drivetrain and after checking at a shop they said its the driveshaft (driver side). Its very noticeable.
On my way home i notice the knocking is stronger when i accelerate but will disappear if i turn the steering at certain angle or at very low speed.

Last night i remove the shaft and discover that the inner boot is torn. Other than that i cannot feel any excessive play. Since the rubber boot is torn and i assume dirt got into it and damaged the joints i went and get a new one today.

After installing i went for a test drive and the problem is still there. Its will disappear at certain steering angle and at low speed.Sometimes when not under load (acceleration) it does not knock. The shock it produce is like when we run over the metal reflective thing on the road but sharper knock. BTW i havent done the allignment.

When comparing the new shaft and the old one i notice the new one is slightly longer. Then again, the inner joint can slide in and out right?

I am starting to think its the gearbox but if it is then the problem should not disappear at low speed or certain steering angle as the gearbox still spins regardless.

What do u guys think?
New part does not fit properly?
 

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Yours seems to be a different problem. Usually the outer joint makes noise and it starts with full turn (initial) and gradually gets laouder with slight turn (as it gets more worn). Yours only at certain angle and not always....
 

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Guess what, 2 days ago i got kluk2 noise from my drivetrain and after checking at a shop they said its the driveshaft (driver side). Its very noticeable.
On my way home i notice the knocking is stronger when i accelerate but will disappear if i turn the steering at certain angle or at very low speed.

Last night i remove the shaft and discover that the inner boot is torn. Other than that i cannot feel any excessive play. Since the rubber boot is torn and i assume dirt got into it and damaged the joints i went and get a new one today.

After installing i went for a test drive and the problem is still there. Its will disappear at certain steering angle and at low speed.Sometimes when not under load (acceleration) it does not knock. The shock it produce is like when we run over the metal reflective thing on the road but sharper knock. BTW i havent done the allignment.

When comparing the new shaft and the old one i notice the new one is slightly longer. Then again, the inner joint can slide in and out right?

I am starting to think its the gearbox but if it is then the problem should not disappear at low speed or certain steering angle as the gearbox still spins regardless.

What do u guys think?
New part does not fit properly?
This is pretty basic which I'm sure you've already checked - but have you replaced the ball joints and bushes on the arms and all?
 

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This is pretty basic which I'm sure you've already checked - but have you replaced the ball joints and bushes on the arms and all?
Yup, i have checked all the bushes and joints;
1.Lower arm is about 1 year plus and so far no play or worn ball joints.
2.Tie rod are old but no excessive play.

Last night right before i fell asleep feeling mad as the problem is not resolved, i got an idea on what might be the issue. I have bought the part today and will replace it tomorrow morning. Will share the outcome tomorrow evening if i manage to complete the job in the morning. Its funny + stupid (mistake from my side) at the same time.
 

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Yup, i have checked all the bushes and joints;
1.Lower arm is about 1 year plus and so far no play or worn ball joints.
2.Tie rod are old but no excessive play.

Last night right before i fell asleep feeling mad as the problem is not resolved, i got an idea on what might be the issue. I have bought the part today and will replace it tomorrow morning. Will share the outcome tomorrow evening if i manage to complete the job in the morning. Its funny + stupid (mistake from my side) at the same time.
I wish I dreamed about cars and parts and all... I keep dreaming of stupid dumb things like shopping centers and getting lost in thailand malls.
 

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I wish I dreamed about cars and parts and all... I keep dreaming of stupid dumb things like shopping centers and getting lost in thailand malls.
Hahah..
Guess what is the actual problem on my car?
It was actually the left (shorter) driveshaft that needed to be replaced. I only recalled it as i was abt to sleep last night.
I replaced it today and vibration is gone.
I dont even know what make me remember that it what the right driveshaft.
 

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Hahah..
Guess what is the actual problem on my car?
It was actually the left (shorter) driveshaft that needed to be replaced. I only recalled it as i was abt to sleep last night.
I replaced it today and vibration is gone.
I dont even know what make me remember that it what the right driveshaft.
You funny :rofl:
 

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You funny :rofl:
Shhhh...dont laugh so loud. So far this matter is not known to my brother. He will use this as a punch line against me whenever he got the chance as i have been poking him with jokes on how long he took to fix his w124 rear brakes and his iriz front brakes when both job combined should take less than 1.5hrs to complete.

Now i got 2 unit of RH driveshaft.1 is the one replaced yesterday which is still in good working order and another os the unit mentioned when this thread started. I might just tear the rubber boot on the good unit on purpose just so i can experiment on how to diy replace the rubber boot. MCO/lockdown/PPN makes us doo lots of u expected things.
 
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