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Hi all,

Just been informed my centre prop shaft mounting has broke for my vw touareg 2.5 tdi sport (2005)

How much is getting this fixed going to cost me ? and does anybody know any good independant vw specialists in the Bromley (kent) area?

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Use the search facility on here typing in prop shaft - there's lots of stuff from new VW parts to how to get them done by specialists for half the price. You just have to spend a few minutes to gather the info.
 

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Just had this done, there are numerous threads an the board. Mine was done by the local village garage for 235 quid all in, 137 quid for the bearing and two hours labour...........
 

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That's cracking value!

It you don't have a warranty but you do have relay cover, it would be worth having your broken down Treg taken there by AA/RAC/whoever and collecting it a couple of days later.

Care to post the garage details, please?
 

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Great little village garage, only three guys but very helpful. So far they have done the brakes, 3rd service and the centre propshaft bearing. Bit out of the way though....however details as follows....

BNG auto services, Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset...Tel:(01300) 345228

HTH.
 

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So can this bearing issue be ascertained visually or by manually shaking the prop shaft?

One post said it was all covered by plastic panels but another said VW Assist looked under a car on one occasion and immediately identified the problem...

I'm about to buy a 50k mile V8 and am wondering whether you can work out the health of the propshaft bearing by a simple inspection...

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Unlikely as most people report sudden failure.

This is what the bearing should look like [there's no cover]:

View attachment 1 Propshaft bearing.jpg[/attachment:148088ci]

This is a pic of a standard prop shaft and a modified one:

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The rubber cover failed on mine and I think others have reported the same so have a good look at that.

In the meantime, please make sure you have a good warranty: Tregs are complex vehicles and you can get cover for less than the price of a daily espresso.
 

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Wow thanks. Is that top pic what you see when you take it all apart? Or can the rubber bit be seen by having the car on a lift?
 

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Yes, you can easily see especially it if the car is on a lift [though in the pic, the bearing is on its side].
 

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Can also be checked by grabbing propshaft, as I did, if its goosed you can move the propshaft up and down 6 inchs or so.
 

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Just had a centre bearing fixed on my Touareg for ?228+vat at Propshaft Services, Central Way, Feltham Industrial Site - excellent team of honest engineers who knew their stuff and did the job in 24hrs 0208-844-2265 (http://www.propshaft-services.co.uk/). Been a long time in tracking a knocking/squealing noise down - VW wrongly diagnosed a wheel bearing failure and wanted to charge me ?2500+labour+vat for a new front axle - instead I had the axle dropped and shipped to some fantastic workshop in the Midlands who rebuilt the axle with VW parts for ?175+vat, could highly recommend them - Midland Transmission Services, Midland House | Hayes Lane | Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8RD, Email:[email protected], ask for Gavin +44 (0)1384 424823.
 

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That's a great result Moonrakers - well done : )

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Moonrakers said:
Just had a centre bearing fixed on my Touareg for ?228+vat at Propshaft Services, Central Way, Feltham Industrial Site - excellent team of honest engineers who knew their stuff and did the job in 24hrs 0208-844-2265 (http://www.propshaft-services.co.uk/). Been a long time in tracking a knocking/squealing noise down - VW wrongly diagnosed a wheel bearing failure and wanted to charge me ?2500+labour+vat for a new front axle - instead I had the axle dropped and shipped to some fantastic workshop in the Midlands who rebuilt the axle with VW parts for ?175+vat, could highly recommend them - Midland Transmission Services, Midland House | Hayes Lane | Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8RD, Email:[email protected], ask for Gavin +44 (0)1384 424823.
It is great to have such a nice shop included in our knowledge.
 

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Moonrakers said:
Just had a centre bearing fixed on my Touareg for ?228+vat at Propshaft Services, Central Way, Feltham Industrial Site - excellent team of honest engineers who knew their stuff and did the job in 24hrs 0208-844-2265 (http://www.propshaft-services.co.uk/). Been a long time in tracking a knocking/squealing noise down - VW wrongly diagnosed a wheel bearing failure and wanted to charge me ?2500+labour+vat for a new front axle - instead I had the axle dropped and shipped to some fantastic workshop in the Midlands who rebuilt the axle with VW parts for ?175+vat, could highly recommend them - Midland Transmission Services, Midland House | Hayes Lane | Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8RD, Email:[email protected], ask for Gavin +44 (0)1384 424823.
Wish I'd come here before I had the propshaft on my V10 replaced! ?960 later... Still have the old one in the garage if anyone is interested.
 

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Here's another garage in South Wales who fixed a prop from another thread

"However there is a garage in S-Wales called ADG Car Care, Bridgend 01656 720000 who repaired mine with a brand new bearing (fully fitted) for £300, plus I had the car back next day too."
 

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Apologies for dragging this thread up but it seems to have become an issue again.
I notice that some of the links are broken and pictures missing from Noobs links. Can they be re-instated?

I also seem to recall a propshaft repair company around Warrigton but I can find the link either.

Any chance that the original posters can update the links please.

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Thanks for reinstating the links.

There's yet another thread today from someone with a prop shaft failure - this time at 2007/low mileage which is worrying.
 
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