Initial warning signs that indicate trouble and faults in the area of the propshaft:
• Noises coming from the direction of the vehicle’s underbody, mostly at specific revs/speeds
• Unusual vibrations
• Knocking noises in gear change situations
The reason for this may be a faulty or worn universal joint. This may result in complete failure of the power train. Always replace the joint if in doubt.
The universal joint is not available separately in the OE segment. This means replacement of the complete propshaft with high costs for the vehicle owner.
Attention! Often in online parts identification tools, several universal joints are assigned to a vehicle type. Before ordering parts we recommend matching the dimensions of the old universal joint. To do this, please measure the length of the universal joint with lightly pressed-on bearings (a) and also the outside diameter of one of the four caps (b).
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