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Old 05-14-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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yup, I think its the driveshaft. Heard a snap, then a rattling like something was spining against something else. On Stock power, thats how badass I am. Anyone guestimate how much to replace?
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1.6 or 1.8? Sure it wasnt the diff?
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yup, I think its the driveshaft. Heard a snap, then a rattling like something was spining against something else. On Stock power, thats how badass I am. Anyone guestimate how much to replace?
A driveshaft problem would be the least of your worries. Was the driveshaft ever removed prior? Sounds like what happens when the nuts back off the driveshaft bolts (or break). Driveshafts are cheap, nuts are cheaper....diffs are not. Hope it was your DS.
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I dont think it was the diff, I dont see any damage to it? This is my first RWD, so this is me assuming its the drivesshaft, it sounded like it was spinning loose.

also its a 1990 1.6 2dr vert
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Might want to look up under the car before you start buying Removing the DS is pretty simple.
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when your driveshaft falls off, you'll know its the driveshaft.

The car will first vibrate when accelerating, then when it releases it will make a sound like ultimate death as it spins and hits the PPF and other parts, then if it falls and releases, it will hit everything under the car and you wont be able to accelerate anymore.
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there isnt anything hanging underneath.
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I'm betting ring or pinion gear.
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You are not that badass, it was your diff. Welcome to the club.
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I was turning onto my street, I heard a snap, the car stoped accelerating, and it made a horrible rattling noise, which made me think the DS was spinning loose against everything it could find, but there isnt anything hanging under the car, no oil or anything, and the diff doesnt look damaged from the outside.
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person #1: I think i broke my driveshaft.

person #2: Hmm, think you should inspect it to make absolutely certain?

person #1: No, it's broke, nothing hanging.
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hay guyz i hav 1 of the weakest diffz available 4 da miatazzzz in my whip butt i think i broke the driveshafttt wut do u guyz think lol there isnt nething hanging


You probably fucked up your diff.
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d the diff doesnt look damaged from the outside.
Its the inside that counts. Better start looking for a torsen.
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Like I said this is my first RWD, Im just explaining the noise the best I know how.
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and the diff doesnt look damaged from the outside.

It usually won't.
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If it makes you feel better.. I broke my 1.6 diff like immediately after buying my car
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It usually won't.
You have to really, properly **** it up to blow the case apart. It's an exclusive club.
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told you so!
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ok so is there anyway to know for sure what I did in my APT parking lot?
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