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Remanned driveshaft: good, bad, or ugly?


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#1 fishy

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

My brand new-to-me 05 Outback has recently eaten its driveshaft and carrier bearing for lunch. Nasty vibrations all over the speed range and everything. Good times!

Now, of course I don't really want to spend a king's ransom getting the car fixed so I'd like to know if anyone here has installed used or re manufactured driveshafts? 


car-part.com doesn't show any used units in my province but My garage cited this place as a source:
 http://www.wholesale...eshaft_2005.php

 



#2 Dinky26

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:58 PM

They say drive shafts have a year warranty,  so if it isn't going to be good one should know before 12 months is up, especially in a DD.      Just saying.

 

I am bookmarking them for my future use personally, even though they don't have a CV axle for my Brat. :(



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

They say drive shafts have a year warranty,  so if it isn't going to be good one should know before 12 months is up, especially in a DD.      Just saying.

 

I am bookmarking them for my future use personally, even though they don't have a CV axle for my Brat. :(

if you really want a subaru replacement http://www.subarupar...RONT DRIVE AXLE some stuff is way over priced and some is not like the tail lights $28 shipped if i remember right



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

You might be able to find a more local driveshaft rebuilder who can replace the u joints and Carrier Bearing cheaper.

I've bought used driveshafts before (u-pull-it type junkyards) and haven't had any problems, but that can be a crap-shoot.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

They say drive shafts have a year warranty,  so if it isn't going to be good one should know before 12 months is up, especially in a DD.      Just saying.

 

That was what I was thinking too... might be worth a shot.



#6 fishy

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

You might be able to find a more local driveshaft rebuilder who can replace the u joints and Carrier Bearing cheaper.

I've bought used driveshafts before (u-pull-it type junkyards) and haven't had any problems, but that can be a crap-shoot.


Sadly we don't have u-pull-it yards here. We only have they-pull-it-and-multiply-the-price-by-300% ones.

I don't know of any local rebuilders in this area.... I'm kind of out away from lots of stuff.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:56 PM

driveshafts fail so rarely and are so easy to replace that i'd never buy new, complete waste of time.  on a car that new particularly, a used shaft should be in excellent condition.

 

all of the yards ship - find one on car-parts.com and have it shipped.  phone call and then it's at my door step, no driving, waiting, lines.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

Biggest question is- why did this one fail early?

 

Or does the car have 200,000 miles on it?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

Biggest question is- why did this one fail early?

 

Or does the car have 200,000 miles on it?

200,000km

 

Still somewhat early I guess.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:31 PM

that's early but they have the word outliers for a reason.  hopefully and probably just a fluke. 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:14 AM

I don't know what part of the country you live, but in oregon (Portland) there is a shop called drivelines inc. and they do a excellent job.... I had a custom drive shaft for a old bmw 2002 made there. Check em out- maybe ship it!




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