It’s cost me a lot; I just hope my girlfriend doesn’t find out how much!!
It’s always the way with me, I go to replace something and then find something else has gone wrong costing me more money.
I’ve had 3 drive shafts replaced in a year and approx 26k miles. The first one was done by a garage that didn’t need doing(passengers side) which was a waste or nearly £500.
Then they fitted the correct side, but fitted it with jubilee clips rather than the correct clips which fit into the groove of the rubber boot to hold it in place over the lip of the D/S as the jubilee clips is wider than the standard clip and doesn’t fit into the recess in the rubber boot/driveshaft. This resulted in the rubber boot coming off, grease going everywhere, water and stones getting in and wearing everything out causing vibration and wobble on the steering.
When Smaky was changing the most recent drivers side driveshaft, he also replaced the boot on the passenger side which had a small split in it, but luckily not enough to lose much grease, he also replaced the jubilee clip which was still on the passenger side D/S. Luckily the jubilee clip didn’t come out of the groove in the rubber boot that the tie/clip is supposed to fit in.
He’s got some good photo’s of the damage caused by the driveshaft which he may post up later on to show the wear and damage caused.
But it does drive extremely well now though.