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Replacing the Centre Bearing (archive)

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Posted by alex lynch on April 06, 2001 at 18:37:27:

In Reply to: Re: Shudder at 1500-2000 rpm.... posted by Rich 1990 750iL on April 06, 2001 at 16:24:22:

The E32 uses a two-piece driveshaft which can be separated and the centre bearing replaced. However, if your driveshaft has more than 100k miles, the u-joints will also be on their last legs so I would recommend replacing the whole driveshaft with a new unit. The driveshaft has to be removed anyway to replace the centre bearing.


Alex Lynch
(replacing my driveshaft over the Easter holiday)

Isn't the center bearing part of the drive shaft? If that is the case, I thought the drive shaft was one self contained unit. Do I then have to replace the drive shaft? Hope not. Thanks.

It could be a number of things, I believe a friend of mine changed the rubber center bearing of his driveshaft and that made the difference.

When I accelerate and am between 1500-2000 rpm, I feel a shudder / slow vibration from the center of the car, I think. My first guess would be something related to the driveshaft. The shudder only occurs in the 1500-2000 rpm range and only at acceleration. Any ideas? Thanks.

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