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Phase 1 Spider. This morning a rythmic clicking from the area of the front O/S wheel turned into a loud rythmic banging. A close look determined that a bolt was missing from the driveshaft to gearbox coupling. Also all the other bolts were loose, tightened them up and lt seemed well for 5 miles when it returned as loud as ever. Turned for home and it went away 2-3 miles later?????????????????????WTF Drive shaft? £273 inner £360 outer where do they get their prices? automatic number generator? Hope it's something else.
 

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Possibly just a CV joint, is it worse when the steering is turned?

They are around £25 from buypartsby for a 2.0 Spider. I doubt you need a full driveshaft.
 

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Hi Symon, yes it is worse when turning left but it keeps coming and going, sometimes there is no noise and then it bangs and shakes the car. Mechanic thinks it's the outside joint.
 

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I would agree with him.

About £25-30 for the part and if he knows what he is doing about 1-1.5 hours labour. :)
 
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