How do I know if my center bearings are bad?
Signs that indicate your center support bearing needs to be replaced include:Noises such as squealing and grinding, especially when the vehicle is slowing down.Lack of performance when steering or an overall resistance when driving.A shuddering feeling from your vehicle while you are accelerating after a stop.
Can you drive with a bad center support bearing?
While driving, the bearing allows the drive shaft some flexibility; however, if there is too much flex due to a worn bearing, the vehicle may start to have problems. Ignoring this problem can damage the differential, transmission, and the driveshaft in your vehicle.
What does a bad drive shaft bearing sound like?
Abnormal Noises If the bushing or bearing that supports the driveshaft or the driveshaft U-joints wear out or fail, they can interfere with the driveshaft’s ability to rotate correctly. This may result in unusual rattling, clunking, scraping, or even squeaking sounds from underneath the vehicle.
Is replacing a drive shaft expensive?
You may never need your driveshaft replaced, but if you do, it’s probably due to extreme driving situations like offroading or high-performance driving. There is a huge difference in driveshaft replacement costs – from $200 up to $2,000 or higher, depending on the manufacturing material and the type of car you drive.
How long does drive shaft last?
about 75,000 miles
When should I replace drive shaft?
If the U-joint of your drive shaft rotates too fast or fails to rotate, then it’s a problem with your drive shaft. The cap seals of the bearings could have rust on them. Either that or the u-joint itself is not stable. You’ll need to have your drive shaft replaced because you can’t drive your vehicle in this condition.