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Does it ONLY pop when you first accelerate? or on any hard acceleration regardless of vehicle speed?
Thanks, ***** ***** say its more of a pop or a clunk? is it a single pop or multiple ones?
Thanks, ***** ***** honest this sounds pretty identical to most center support bearing issues. I know you said the rubber support was in tact but it just seems like the most logical fault from experience.
I mean we see similar issues with the torque mounts/engine mounts and also from u-joint failures as well. Granted the Engine mounts usually produce a single clunk on acceleration and another single clunk on downshifts. The u-joints will generally cause a slight vibration as well at cruising speeds.
Yes, The bearing could be bad and just has not yet resulted in the rubber cracking or deteriorating at this point.
The fact that you havent noticed any vibration in the console would be an indication that it hasn't been bad for very long if it is.
Also keep in mind the rubber can look in tact but once you move the shaft you will notice its torn.
Sorry was not very familiar with the part you mentioned so i checked it out real quick.
Looks to be better support than the OE shaft dampening method and apparently alot of people seem to think it works well. I just can't vouch for it from personal experience is all.
Obviously the answer to that is YES, but the location being at the console is whats commonly unique about these cars and the center support.
Driveshaft inspections though are some of the easiest, if you have some stands and help especially.
There shouldn't be any play in the joints themselves, play in and out is normal.
Let me know if you run into any other questions please.