So was this the J&R Drive Shaft Kit, and what part number do they use ?
Not at all!has the new d/shaft not cured it ?
Another thing on my list now! Thanks Aussie EdGC, Checking your brakes would have involved jacking your vehicle up which would have released tension on the springs. I'm wondering if you have a broken spring which is causing the noise? Check high up as it may only be a 'tail end' piece of coil. Employ all safety precautions in respect of fingers/hands near springs.
I will accept your offer! We are not too far apart anyway.i might have a spare day next week, if i have i'll let you know, i'm a fully trained Saab mechanic, sadly i don't know the common faults of ANY other vehicle, im purely Saab, but if you can meet me halfway i could have a look for you, can't promise i'll find the fault but a fresh pair of eyes and ears could help if you still can't find what it is, no charge, i'm not touting for business, i'm usually rammed to the rafters all over the country and also have customers in France, spain etc.... i'm currently having a rest from it all, my father passed away and i've got his funeral to go to on monday so i'm off for a few days after that, but i could get across if you fancy it....
ok, yeah probably a good idea to lose the bad weather first, so..... june it is then get hold of me when youre ready, im not going anywhere[/QUOTE
LOL, I was thinking in something like the Next weekend if there is no other storms coming.
Where exactly in north Cambridgeshire are you based at?
Nevermind. I just have to find the most economical way to repair.GC,
At least you now have a diagnosis although unfortunately it comes with a cost attached to it. Shame.
Well done @gcmarcal with your diagnosis, I’d have to agree it sounds like that support bearing is gone.
Couple of things I’m curious about
(1) Did you have the whole front end lifted off the ground so that both front wheels were free to spin or did you leave the passengers side wheel on the ground? If the latter then the differential would have to work 100% to direct the drive to the drivers side which could result in noise being transmitted along the shaft.
(2) Which gear did you put it in and what kind of road speed indicated?
(3) I’d say the “helicopter” noise was more pronounced when the wheel was still on.
(4) Do you get any lift in the shaft where it exits the diff housing extension? If it’s the bearing that’s causing all the various noises then I’d expect there to be noticeable free play in it. Even more so if it’s been spinning in the housing.