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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by bjmag94, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. bjmag94

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    From the day I bought my vz it's had a shudder when taking off, i put this down to a bad centre bearing, and thought I'd just leave it until I can afford to have it done, but however yesterday it has completely gave in on me (guessing the the rubber is completely cooked)
    You can hear it rattle around while driving, i was thinking about putting the car up on ramps and pulling the shaft out and doing it myself to save a little money, was just wondering if there is s guide anywhere on how to do this correctly, or how much roughly it'd cost to take it to a mechanic
     
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    take it to a shop mate
     
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    Time you pay to have a new one fixed your better off getting a good secondhand one.
     
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    Really? I paid $100 labor to have a new bearing and two greasable unis fitted. The likelihood of finding a good one is buckleys and none. I assume you know where to find a good one, even though the cars he can look at will be 15 years old?
     
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    I got quoted $245 by my local mechanic.
    Turns out the noise I was hearin wasn't the tailshaft, it was my drivers side rear shock absorber, the bolt somehow come lose and fell out on the road somewhere, and the shock is hanging down and is making a noise, which sounds like metal on metal, hence why I thought the centre bearing..
    I have ordered a new bolt, and it will not be going back on the road until it's fixed.
    However I will book in soon and have the centre bearing done.
    Thank you everyone
     
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    I replaced my own non-greaseable with greaseable uni-joints on both ends of my tail shaft costing me $0.00 in labor, center bearing still good.
     
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    Torque on the nut should be between 105-125Nm.
     
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    Thanks mate, will keep that in mind when doing the nut up.
     
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    The last two commodores i've bought have had the same issue with the centre bearing. First one I split myself and replaced, which wasn't easy splitting so the second one I dropped myself and took it into the local and they split it for me($120). If doing it yourself be sure to draw a straight line on both shafts so when you reconnect the spline goes back in the same way
     
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