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Hello, I have a loud whirring noise coming from below the centre console.

It's the exact same sound as described in this youtube video.

He says its the bearing and not the rubber mount and he had to replace the entire drive shaft.

Can someone please expand on this issue for me? It is absolutely necessary to replace the entire part? Seems expensive!
 

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Forgot to mention 2011 VR6

Hey everyone, so I did more research and I am positive the bearing has gone, and not the rubber bushing. As I went under and inspected the bushing and it seemed 100%, zero play.

So what to do... I have narrowed it down to 2 options.

- Option 1: Replace entire drive shaft with new or used ($1200-$800 not including install)

- Option 2: Remove driveshaft and take to local shop to be rebuilt ($350 not including install)

From this very informative video I watched, I will not be attempting to replace the bearing myself, it involves a lot of components that are press fit, which means special tools to take it apart and put back.

(For the uninformed on what the job actually entails to replace this centre support brearing, this is a great video)

I'm somewhat handy, so I think I could potentially remove the drive shaft myself or with a buddy.

I'm not sure the extent to how long I can run the car with the bearing shot like this. I WFH often and weekly driving is usually around 50km maybe. I will go back under this weekend and spray the area with WD-40 and maybe put a little wheel bearing grease and see what happens.

If anyone has any tips on removeing a drive shaft your self I'd be open to the insight.
 
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