Drive Shaft Bearing - Club Touareg Forums
Club Touareg Forums  

Go Back   Club Touareg Forums > Club Touareg Technical Forums > General Maintenance & Repair

Join Forest River Forums Today

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2009   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Drive Shaft Bearing

One will definitely know when the DSB is bad. The symptoms are the loud intermittent squeeling, problems with shifting and vibrations at the center console. I had mine replaced this week for a grand total of $1334, I requested the dealership to give me the old drive shaft and they obliged. First of all you cannot order just the bearing you have to replace the whole entire shaft. Other vehicles use the same bearing, it is a pressed on bearing, to get it off you would have to cut the drive shaft, and have it re welded back on with a lathe, this is a costly procedure.
You can also buy one from Racks and Axles out of Indianapolis, IN. for $600 plus $100 core + s/h. The dealerships are charging around $1100 plus labor.
Our dealership told us that if we had found the shaft, they would install it for us, a little too late for us unfortunately, but hopefully someone reads this and does their homework before shelling out 1400 bucks!
****WARNING**** the drive shaft must be properly aligned or the problem will re occur quickly...

vwfrreak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2009   #2
spockcat's Avatar
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Here
Second Vehicle: Still looking
Posts: 4,829
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Drive shaft bearing problems are not new. The info about the company in IN has also been posted here before.

Touareg Audio Accessories - Keyless Start - Paddle Shift ==>
spockcat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2009   #3
Junior Member
Touareg: 2004 R5 TDI
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
While replacing your driveshaft flex disc, you may find that you have to disassemble the rear part of the driveshaft. The problems in Drive shaft bearing are not new, these are possible at that situation.
usedcar129 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-14-2009   #4
Junior Member
Touareg: 2007 V10 TDI
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sultan, WA
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I recently purchased a '07 V-10, and in joining this forum I have noticed the frequency of the drive shaft bearing failure posts. Mine only has 20K, so no problem with this yet.........

My question is this: is it possible to lubricate this bearing (before problems arise) in order to prolong its life? Could it be done as a maintenance issue -- like oil changes?

Just a thought, but since I haven't had to deal with it yet, I have no idea if it is possible/practical.
gkrebbs is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2009   #5
Touareg Guru
noobytoogy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 15,379
Thanks: 0
Thanked 141 Times in 112 Posts
No you can't service this but it fails around 60-70K mark and there are companies that can fit a new bearing for half the price of a new VW prop or drive shaft.
noobytoogy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Model
Please select the vehicle year and engine type of your primary Touareg.
Where you live? Touaregs vary from country to country.
Please select your gender.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drive Shaft treg4me General Maintenance & Repair 99 10-18-2015 04:10 PM
Drive Shaft replacement Devoman General Maintenance & Repair 48 08-26-2015 09:29 AM
Prop shaft centre bearing evaalainejosey General Maintenance & Repair 58 03-25-2015 04:25 PM
Drive Shaft jrhegness General Maintenance & Repair 18 11-30-2010 11:22 AM
Drive Shaft I want old rear drive shaft $100 ajwaldrop Classifieds Archive 0 02-06-2009 05:14 PM

Upgrade your Account

» Featured Product
» Auto Insurance

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.

Volkswagen Touareg is copyrighted and trademarked to Volkswagen AG. is not in any way associated with the Volkswagen AG.

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]