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davemar

Driveshaft brands to avoid?

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davemar

I think my RH driveshaft is playing up. When I brake firmly to a stop, or sometimes when I pull away I get a clunk.

It's either the inner joint of the RH driveshaft as there's a little bit of play there, or the lower engine mount, but that's new (might just be a poor make). 

So I'm looking at possibly replacing the driveshaft and want to avoid anything rubbish. I've seen Shaftec ones for sale, are they any good? Any other makes that are good or should be avoided?

 

The driveshafts are standard 205 1.9 GTi ones.

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petert

Avoid anything non oem. You're better off rebuilding your oem driveshafts with a good CV joint from a 405, 306, 206 etc. Look after them and they'll last almost forever.

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davemar

Can the inner CV joint be rebuilt? I know the outers can be done, but wasn't sure if the inners can.

TBH, I'm not sure what brand my existing driveshafts are as I haven't driven the car much in the last couple of years (off road for some resto work), and can't remember when I replaced them and how many miles they have done. So they might be not a particularly good make anyway.

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petert

Yes, you can rebuild the inner. They never wear out, provided the boot is intact.

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