Bad Propeller /Driveshaft U-joint - need to replace!
Ok so I asked Toyota to lube the prop shaft on my '97 RAV4 (as it states in the manual). But they lifted it up and found that it cannot be lubed. They have sealed bearings/joints. Ok fine. Then they tell me there is a grinding noise from the shaft hitting the gas tank heat shield when accelerating. Damn that!!
Apparently, the U-Joint on the rear propeller shaft has some play and causes the whole shaft to move a bit when accelerating. THIS ONLY HAPPENED WHEN I TOOK IT TO TOYOTA. NO NOISE BEFORE I WENT THERE!
They messed it up or it really did move a bit after they lifted the car and all the suspension components were hanging. They say I need to REPLACE the entire propeller shaft. It's all one unit (front and rear shaft with center bearing) WTF!!
Anybody know what this may cost?