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Hi there - my educated guess would be a universal joint in the driveshaft
Do you have access to a mechanic?
yes, I have access to the dealer
This is not an unusual problem... will you be fixing it yourself?
I had tested the noise in straight lines...forward and backwards..at low speed (10 km)
No, I don't know mechanics so well, I prefer to be informed to whats is this problem exaclty..therefore, I can go to the dealer for an accurated service and price...i don't wat to be fooled
a universal joint will make a noise as it is loaded, so if you move forward, stop, and then reverse, you are changing the load on the ujoint, and that's probably when you are hearing the noise
I understand your concern. I can only make an educated guess over the internet, based upon my experience. If the mechanic said something like "You need a new transmission" I would not do it.
I'll see if I can find a labor time and price. this will be US dollars
labor is .8 of an hour to remove and replace the driveshaft, plus .5 of an hour for each universal joint that needs replacing.
I dont know what parts availability will be like in Chile... the whole driveshaft is $636.00 plus the labor to remove and replace it
I understand it is tough to find a good mechanic, no matter where you are
I would let a mechanic have a look at it, and see what they state the problem is, and then make a decision from that point.
it is necessary to replace the driveshaft? or can be adjusted?
what are the risk for the car to not repair the problem yet
There is no adjustment... The noise will get worse. It will move form a "ping" noise probably to a vibration eventually. Your dealer may be able to get universal joints... I think it is worth asking that question.
It will solve the problem to replace the universal joint instead the whole driveshaft?
If it is a universal joint proble, yes, new ones should fix the noise. I would still have someone drive the car and listen to the noise to be sure.
Hi, would you tell me if there's replacemente universal joints for driveshafts?...or if I have to go for a complete driveshaft
Hi there - I can't say for sure, because I'm based out of Canada. I can't say what is available in Chile - sorry! Canuck
I can import it...I will aprecciate more info. thanks
I'm sorry, but I can't go any further with this question... I am going to put it back out to other experts
1. Hasn't been done any work on the car (only front suspensión, alingmente, ball joint, but the noise is before this service)
2. Brakes are ok.
3. The noise isn't constant, it happens sometimes (not always at taking off ...but only when taking off, I mean, only when just starting to movement at 1st gear or Reverse). Even if I stop at a red light, it is very very rare that the noise appears. In fact I don't remember if I have heard it in this situation
4. The noise isn't present in any other situation
I think the noise is almost the same noise shown in this video: