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S3 Driveshaft or Propshaft Issue

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by GOLF-MK3-GTI, May 1, 2014.

  1. GOLF-MK3-GTI
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    [May 1, 2014]
    Right went out in my S3 Today lol (Got 3 S3's BTW). Whilst driving on dual carrigeway, the car pulled to the left andf steering started to vibrate, first i thought wheel bolts are loose. I pulled over and checked the wheel bolts. All were tight, then i get back in and drive a car length forward. Its making a very faint growling sound, so i pull up and call out a tow truck.

    Anyway looked in the middle of the road and i find a "Ball Bearing" sat there. Was covered in greese and was very hot, Its the size of malteasers i would say lol.

    Then got the car home and whilst backing it in my drive, Guess what it ****s another bearing out.

    I rekon its propshshaft bearing? or could it be driveshaft bearing?

    What are your thoughts guys?
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    [May 1, 2014]
    pic of bearings ^^^^^
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    [May 1, 2014]
    look to small for driveshaft bearings but could be the inner ones, a simple look at the boots will confirm
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    [May 2, 2014]
    Looks like a Cv joint ball bearing to me
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    [May 2, 2014]
    Yes it is the CV Joint thats gone, Getting a new one put in tomorrow. Thanks Guys.
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