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$teady$upreme
05-17-2012, 02:29 AM
Might need to replace my driveshaft, probably going to find the older carbon fiber ones. Even if i found them, can i take it apart and repack it?

As of the DIY for the driveshaft, anyone have a link on how to DIY? And what to look out for when replacing it?

.Mad Hatter.
05-17-2012, 05:28 AM
I think the removal is pretty straight forward; drop the exhaust (or move it), 8 bolts on each end I think after you remove the heat shield. I just had my hanger bearing done...what an ordeal that was. Chances are that's all that is wrong with yours. I bought a new bearing from 034 and had the shaft split and re-built by a shop. Honestly...if I did it again I would do it myself.

Sidewayzracer
05-17-2012, 05:32 AM
would you b able to leave the exhaust on if i was to simply pull the trans end off and moved it off to the side?

Gumby
05-17-2012, 05:36 AM
David, this is the bearing Mad Hatter is talking about. i'm pretty sure 034 is the only company that provides one.

http://www.034motorsport.com/chassis-components-audi-a4s4a6s6-driveshaft-support-b5-audi-chassis-p-13696.html

or you could always go one piece ;)

http://www.034motorsport.com/chassis-components-audi-a4s4a6s6-driveshaft-high-strength-aluminum-center-b5-s4-p-21350.html

.Mad Hatter.
05-17-2012, 06:50 AM
Yup, I don't think anyone else makes one. I only had to move my exhaust but it is not stock so I can't comment on whether anyone else would have to remove it completely. There SHOULD be enough room if you just drop the rear hanger.

Seerlah
05-17-2012, 07:00 AM
or you could always go one piece ;)

http://www.034motorsport.com/chassis-components-audi-a4s4a6s6-driveshaft-high-strength-aluminum-center-b5-s4-p-21350.html

Those are for the 01E. This one is for the 01A (5 speed) and is cheaper.

http://www.advancedautomotion.com/product_info.php?cPath=65_71_73&products_id=43

fbdohc
05-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Good luck replacing that f*cking bearing ....
My friend took the u-joint out and replace it back without breaking anything.

.Mad Hatter.
05-17-2012, 01:26 PM
The U-joint is pressed in. You have to undo the 18mm bolt and press the yoke out.

fbdohc
05-18-2012, 12:32 PM
The U-joint is pressed in. You have to undo the 18mm bolt and press the yoke out.
Thanks i figured it out ... but i didnt get any info on how to remove that bolt. No tools can stick in there..
Even with slim keys . So thats why he did it that way. Which work also.