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Old 04-13-2021, 04:51 PM   #1
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What's up everyone?

I'm in need of some guidance. I have my 04 Redline with a bad AWD prop shaft carrier bearing. I talked to a few in a FB group and they all suggest a Shaft masters replacement. I called and got the pricing and for a vehicle with over 200k I cannot justify that price for the upgraded drive shaft. All I want is a stock replacement to get the vehicle by and keep using the AWD that I wanna keep

I was looking at a stock shaft from GLH on Amazon and for 395 doesn't sound that bad if that will truly work for my car.

Has anyone used this?
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Do you have any chassis rust issues on a 200k Michigan vue? I assume you are asking about quality/performance issues on a stock driveshaft? Like a $30 Chinese wheel bearing vs a $300 timken? I replaced my carrier bearing and it started to whine in 6 months. So I sold vue. I just got a mint looking shaft from junkyard for $20. For my equinox. Almost identical. Nox vs vue.. It looks rebuilt, new u-joints and bearing. I don’t know if it has $75 bearing or $20 Chinese bearing. Aren’t they all made in China?
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...YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE SHAFTMASTERS DRIVESHAFT IF YOU PLAN ON KEEPING IT. VERY BEEFY COMPARED TO THE NECKED DOWN STOCK ONE. ALSO HAS A SLIP JOINT ON THE END ,COMPARED TO THE STOCK CV END. IT HAS SPICER U JOINTS ALSO. DORMAN ALSO MAKES A SHAFT ALSO. DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THAT ONE, HOPE THAT HELPS, DC.
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Is your driveshaft removed? Can it be rebuilt?
You had a pinto? I had a few. 71 with German 2.0 had headers, slot mags. Friend had a 75 Capri with 2.8 v6. Got a Corvair from him and we put a 327 in backseat. Fun car. Had great handling. I bet ur pinto was straight line fun only?
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...YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE SHAFTMASTERS DRIVESHAFT IF YOU PLAN ON KEEPING IT. VERY BEEFY COMPARED TO THE NECKED DOWN STOCK ONE. ALSO HAS A SLIP JOINT ON THE END ,COMPARED TO THE STOCK CV END. IT HAS SPICER U JOINTS ALSO. DORMAN ALSO MAKES A SHAFT ALSO. DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THAT ONE, HOPE THAT HELPS, DC.
I called on pricing and for the amount I couldn't justify the purchase since I'm not aware of this Vues future.

I'm also dealing with a major problem with this Vue, that being the body control module being heat warped so I experience no starts, gauges dying, random shut offs, and PassLock issues.

For the time being I just went with a stock replacement since according to my research most people just scrap the vehicle since I have not seen a solution to this problem that was actually common failure on these

When/if I get that figured out and I know she's gonna be on the road for many more years I will upgrade to the Shaftmasters replacement


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Is your driveshaft removed? Can it be rebuilt?
You had a pinto? I had a few. 71 with German 2.0 had headers, slot mags. Friend had a 75 Capri with 2.8 v6. Got a Corvair from him and we put a 327 in backseat. Fun car. Had great handling. I bet ur pinto was straight line fun only?
It was removed. I got the replacement back in. I could have rebuilt it but the cost of separating the U joints and dealing with the rust would have cost the same as the replacement. Most just replace it because they don't have the tools to press out that u-joints themselves.

Yeah the Pinto is really fun not your standard Pinto either lol

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Coulda just left it out and driven around without it.
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Coulda just left it out and driven around without it.
Yes that is correct, however AWD function is very important to me and I wanted to keep it going especially since I will be using this for winter in Michigan
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I’ve been waiting for temps to hit 70f+ before I put my replacement driveshaft in. Borrow a car lift for 1 hr? I wish.
I never drive my wife’s awd torrent. I’m not even sure if awd works.
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