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    Driveshaft question

    My 2009 SX4 hatch MTX has had a bad driveshaft for a little while now, and it's time to change it out.

    I've looked everywhere and can't find the actual spec on the unit. One post I've found says that the driveshaft was the same across all years and transmissions. Is there any truth to this? There's a 2010 hatch with an auto trans, will that driveshaft be the same length as mine?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pif View Post
    ...I've looked everywhere a....!
    Search this forum with "driveshaft"....57 links
    2011 sx4 JX AWD CVT 33000km(Jan19) Also drives 2015 KIA Sorento AWD 2.4

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    He talked about the part number, guess you didn't bother reading.
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    Just curious, what exactly is bad about your driveshaft that the entire thing may need replacement?
    Is it just the u-joints?

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    Good to know every one of those answered my question.

    Oh. Wait. They didn't. I had more questions because of what was posted in one of those.

    Thanks for the "help".

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    Yes, it's a bad ujoint. Just saw a driveshaft at the junk yard and wanted to know if I could use it.

    I know if I bought more tools and paid a shop to balance it, I could fix it.

    But I'm probably going to buy one with replaceable u-joints for $390 CAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pif View Post
    Yes, it's a bad ujoint. .....
    That is why I suggested the search for the lot of threads on this matter . Several did change the supposed "non replaceable" u-joints, but you must find the right one (reported as non symetrical with reference to the right part number ). OF course, one has to be equipped and have the time for this, but it can mean saving several hundred $. YOU are the judge of the solution that best suits your case.
    2011 sx4 JX AWD CVT 33000km(Jan19) Also drives 2015 KIA Sorento AWD 2.4

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    Is it possible to buy the part of the drive shaft that bolts to the rear differential separately? without the whole shaft.

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    yes, they charge you for the whole shaft?
    do you have any scrap yard close by?
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