200q 20v driveshaft update.

TooManyAudis at aol.com TooManyAudis at aol.com
Wed Jun 30 10:34:42 EDT 2004

Took a long hard look under the car last night.

Seems as though the noise I am hearing in my driveshaft is coming from the CV 
joints.  I had a hard time determining where it was coming from until I held 
the front joing in place, and there was noticeable play in the shaft, with the 
same happening on the rear end (Please, no giggling).

So, It seems as though the noise comes from both ends (I know a few people 
like that), and, having travelled down a metal tube of a driveshaft, collided in 
such a way as to produce some strange sound signature of indeterminate origin.

Now, the question is, how the hell do I get the shaft off, or is it even 
worth doing?  The bolts holding the shaft in place appear to be a combination of 
hex and torx head, not the triple-square / twelve point heads like on the 
headbolts and 4 other driveshafts.  I can only think that this points to work 
having been done on the driveshaft before, which further confirms my suspicions 
which where arroused by non-metric (and highly rusted) bolts on one of the cats.

Any hints on getting these damn bolts off?



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