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Drive Shaft

Post by scrumpyone » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:00 pm

Got some clunking & creaking noises from the steering. Mechanic diagnosed universal joint. Ordered part from VW, they sent wrong one. It seems I require part number 532419951B Drive Shaft.

Can anyone help please? It's a MK2 GT2


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by unknownmale » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:19 pm

The UJ is not a drive shaft. Drive shafts run from gearboxes to driven wheels or Diffs.

The UJ connects your steering rack to your steering column.

You cannot buy these new anywhere.

But this part will be the same for all RHD A1 chassis cars. Any mk1, mk2 scirocco, mk1 golf, mk1 caddy etc


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by GT_II » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:06 am

VW Classic parts in Germany have 4 left in stock:

https://www.volkswagen-classic-parts.de ... e&dir=desc

Mecatecnic in France can get them in and charge cheaper postage, if you're not in a hurry:

https://www.mecatechnic.com/en-GB/532-4 ... 096721.htm



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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by scrumpyone » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:19 am

Ordered one from Heritage Parts Centre for £127.

There was a used option on fleabay for £80 but I decided not to risk it.


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:15 pm

The UJ is so expensive for such a small bit of metal...


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by Blueshark » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:36 am

I only have the LHD for sale , sorry.

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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by james butler » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:32 pm

if its that expensive then why not buy the whole shaft and be done with it?
https://www.eurocarparts.com/driveshaft


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by james butler » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:32 pm

i dont think theyre that expensive?
https://www.eurocarparts.com/cv-joint-kits


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by GT_II » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:06 pm

It's not a drive shaft scrumpyone was looking for - that's just VW's sloppy translation! He was looking for what I think you would call the steering column flexible coupling rod.



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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by james butler » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:11 pm

ahhhhhhh
did wonder where we were going with this


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by unknownmale » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:35 pm

GT_II wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:06 am
VW Classic parts in Germany have 4 left in stock:

https://www.volkswagen-classic-parts.de ... e&dir=desc

Mecatecnic in France can get them in and charge cheaper postage, if you're not in a hurry:

https://www.mecatechnic.com/en-GB/532-4 ... 096721.htm
Left hand drive though unfortunately


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by GT_II » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:36 pm

Well, VW Classic Parts had 4 RHD ones on 25 July, now they have sold out. So the links have expired. You have to act quickly on some of these rare parts! I wonder if they are on their way to Heritage Parts Centre (currently showing out of stock)?



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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by scrumpyone » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:31 am

One's on it's way to me.


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by mark1gls » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:22 pm

When you don’t need one this one appears on eBay....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-S ... SwA~ddUDJo


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Re: Drive Shaft

Post by scrumpyone » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 am

Bugger!


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