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Old 05-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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Center bearing rubber support is shot. Maybe shot is too kind a word - more like the texture of a rubber glove. So I ordered a used prop shaft from Shokan. Something in the replacement shaft is ticking and vibrating. I'm thinking it might be the front cv joint but won't know until it is up in the air running -but it is making noise. Of course they will replace it, but I have to pull it back out and ship it to them. Hate to do that if it is just one cv joint.

Anyone know of any sources for replacement parts? Blauparts used to sell but apparently has stopped selling the cv joints and the u joint. Audi only sells the complete shaft (and I do mean shaft when you hear the price).

Failing that has anyone had any experience with Wholesale Import Part rebuilt shafts?

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2 places to try http://www.driveshaftparts.com/index.php?p=404
https://www.powertrainindustries.com...enter+Supports
I would think shokan would replace the bad part no?
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2 places to try http://www.driveshaftparts.com/index.php?p=404
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I would think shokan would replace the bad part no?
Shokan will replace it but I have to pull and send the bad one back first. Over a week in shipping alone without the car or putting the original back in. I'm a little POd that they wouldn't send a replacement first since I called them on the day it was installed.
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Shokan will replace it but I have to pull and send the bad one back first. Over a week in shipping alone without the car or putting the original back in. I'm a little POd that they wouldn't send a replacement first since I called them on the day it was installed.
I got one from this place. http://www.wholesaleimportparts.com/...rive_Shaft.php

Works like new. You do have to box up the old one and return it for the core charge. Mine was about $500 all in. Sorry you got a dud from Shokan. Good luck.
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I got one from this place. http://www.wholesaleimportparts.com/...rive_Shaft.php

Works like new. You do have to box up the old one and return it for the core charge. Mine was about $500 all in. Sorry you got a dud from Shokan. Good luck.
I'm glad you got one that works. However, the vendor has questionable pricing. P/N 20210 is their part number for a 2K4.2A6Q and it goes for like $455….but the same P/N for an 02S6 is $633? WTF?

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I'm glad you got one that works. However, the joint looks like a scam. P/N 20210 is their part number for a 2K4.2A6Q and it goes for like 455….but the same P/N for an 02S6 is $633? WTF?
Not sure on their price structure. I think mine was closer to the $455 than the $633 they show now. Could be the quantity they have on hand. They are a rebuilder so it might be the old supply and demand deal. Anyway no more vibration so it's all good here.
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Shokan will replace it but I have to pull and send the bad one back first. Over a week in shipping alone without the car or putting the original back in. I'm a little POd that they wouldn't send a replacement first since I called them on the day it was installed.
I'm pretty sure that you could buy another one from Shokan and have them ship it to you, then return the "defective" one for a credit. Talk to them, they have been awfully fair with me in the past.
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Center bearing rubber support is shot. Maybe shot is too kind a word - more like the texture of a rubber glove. So I ordered a used prop shaft from Shokan. Something in the replacement shaft is ticking and vibrating. I'm thinking it might be the front cv joint but won't know until it is up in the air running -but it is making noise. Of course they will replace it, but I have to pull it back out and ship it to them. Hate to do that if it is just one cv joint.

Anyone know of any sources for replacement parts? Blauparts used to sell but apparently has stopped selling the cv joints and the u joint. Audi only sells the complete shaft (and I do mean shaft when you hear the price).

Failing that has anyone had any experience with Wholesale Import Part rebuilt shafts?

Thanks,
Ajg
Did you get the little bronze spacers back in place between the center bearing support bracket and the body? Easy to miss those.
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Did you get the little bronze spacers back in place between the center bearing support bracket and the body? Easy to miss those.
I sure hope so - had it done by my local undercar guy who was replacing the middle portion of the exhaust but he's pretty good all around. Thought it was a good time to have him do it since he had the exhaust down anyway - that wasn't something I was going to do. Car was up in air again today.
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I'm pretty sure that you could buy another one from Shokan and have them ship it to you, then return the "defective" one for a credit. Talk to them, they have been awfully fair with me in the past.
What the offered me was to send the defective one back and they would ship out another after they receive it or see if I can have my old cv joints put on to the shaft they sent me.

Not much customer service from my perspective. It isn't the first time I've ordered from them.

It's a good thing that I called the guy who switched them out the next morning before he chucked my old one out. I may have to put that back in while Shokan swaps them out. I'd have a hard time paying for another one and waiting for credit given what they sent me the first time.
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What the offered me was to send the defective one back and they would ship out another after they receive it or see if I can have my old cv joints put on to the shaft they sent me.

Not much customer service from my perspective. It isn't the first time I've ordered from them.

It's a good thing that I called the guy who switched them out the next morning before he chucked my old one out. I may have to put that back in while Shokan swaps them out. I'd have a hard time paying for another one and waiting for credit given what they sent me the first time.

I think that Shokan is sending you shafts they have taken out of wrecks. I would use a rebuilt and balanced shaft from www.wholesaleimportsparts.com That way you are working with known good parts. Trying to replace bits and pieces on the shaft will be a fail IMHO. See if you can just get a refund from Shokan and proceed with the rebuilt shaft. Good luck whichever way you go.
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Yeah, that sux having to pay labor twice because of a defective used driveshaft.
Depending on the cost of labor it might have paid to have the local guy order the part….yes he gets a markup but if the part is bad he has to eat the labor.
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I think that Shokan is sending you shafts they have taken out of wrecks. I would use a rebuilt and balanced shaft from www.wholesaleimportsparts.com That way you are working with known good parts. Trying to replace bits and pieces on the shaft will be a fail IMHO. See if you can just get a refund from Shokan and proceed with the rebuilt shaft. Good luck whichever way you go.
I KNOW Shokan is sending used parts from wrecks. That's what they do. LOL!!
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I KNOW Shokan is sending used parts from wrecks. That's what they do. LOL!!
Yeah, they are sort of an online junk yard for us Germans and our temperamental Audis. I mean, really, who needs a 4' long drive shaft with CV joints at both ends and a carrier bearing in the middle? Me and the OP I guess. HAH!
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Yeah, that sux having to pay labor twice because of a defective used driveshaft.
Depending on the cost of labor it might have paid to have the local guy order the part….yes he gets a markup but if the part is bad he has to eat the labor.
Yeah, it was a risk. I bought it from a recycler and didn't pay off. Got it back today with my end bearings (which came of nicely from my old drive shaft) on the Shokan shaft (which were rusted on and came off in pieces). Same vibration. So it's probably either the center u-joint or the shaft was a bit bent on impact from the car it came off of.

My indy is doing the timing belt next week so we'll see. Maybe I'll try a rebuilt or wait til I see one on the VW parts outlet center - you had to know they had one for my wife's B6.... I don't like riding with the vibration, not that it is that annoying, but eventually it will take its toll on a seal at one end or the other.
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Yeah, they are sort of an online junk yard for us Germans and our temperamental Audis. I mean, really, who needs a 4' long drive shaft with CV joints at both ends and a carrier bearing in the middle? Me and the OP I guess. HAH!
i dont need one .. i get the shaft from the dealer every time i go
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I used a wholesaleimportparts drive shaft assembly, and it worked like a charm. I have a little over 5k on it, and not a vibe to be felt.
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i dont need one .. i get the shaft from the dealer every time i go

Well as long as you get a kiss and they use lots of lube..................
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I used a wholesaleimportparts drive shaft assembly, and it worked like a charm. I have a little over 5k on it, and not a vibe to be felt.
Yep, me too, nobody knocking to get in from down there anymore.
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Yeah, it was a risk. I bought it from a recycler and didn't pay off. Got it back today with my end bearings (which came of nicely from my old drive shaft) on the Shokan shaft (which were rusted on and came off in pieces). Same vibration. So it's probably either the center u-joint or the shaft was a bit bent on impact from the car it came off of.

My indy is doing the timing belt next week so we'll see. Maybe I'll try a rebuilt or wait til I see one on the VW parts outlet center - you had to know they had one for my wife's B6.... I don't like riding with the vibration, not that it is that annoying, but eventually it will take its toll on a seal at one end or the other.
Why don't you look around for a local driveshaft balancing shop?
Lots of people have to shorten shafts for custom engine swaps….check around.
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