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Vibration from right side and feel it in the gear selector.

Vibration from right side...

Vibration from right side and feel it in the gear selector. I understand from many reviews its the center support bearing

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?

No leaks, but 164k. i only drive it about 12 miles home at low speeds and didn't hear it so could it only be the support and not the bearing?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '12 VW?

No its the 2005 V8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

It just started and i would like to do it myself...if its not the bearing....

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I got under the vehicle and the front shaft was solid, the rear didn't have any movement either, so I'm wondering if i caught in time that it could be just the support and if i replace the support and repack & grease the bearing if there is anything else to look for?

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Just so I'm clear, could you post the vehicle information please? I'm assuming Touareg?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
2005 VW Touareg, 4.2 V8

Ok, so in most cases where there is center support failure, you'll get a vibration upon acceleration that feels like it's right under the shifter, and you'll feel it through the seat. Usually, we have to replace the driveshaft as a unit, since the center support is almost impossible to replace without some seriously specialized tools.

However, there are a few companies out there who offer a support repair kit, and they work quite well, and don't require removing the entire propshaft.

Here is a good video outlining the procedure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-67Z3JmMC3E

And the pictures here are much better than my own:

http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f73/replace-your-failing-bearing-support-191458.html

Please let me know if I can offer further information

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