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Q: Broken drive shaft

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The drive shaft broke.

The damage from the broken drive shaft must be inspected to ensure other components were not damaged in the process. Have an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, look to see if the u-joints failed or if the actual driveshaft itself has broken. If needed they can assist you in replacing your driveshaft and u-joints.

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