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Okay, it's confirmed, it's actually called the flexible coupling on the driveshaft that needs to be replaced.
This is too much work for me considering one would have to remove not only the exhaust from the headers to the tailpipe (which I've done), but the driveshaft too.
With my limited knowledge, this doesn't seem like a weekend job.
Does anyone have an idea of how much labor this might cost me at a reasonable mechanic.
I have to figure out if I should buy the car and for what price considering I'd have to have this repair arranged.
It's not hard to change a guibo. I actually have to get another new guibo as well since my parts guy is a retard and gave me the wrong one. I don't know what it's from, but the diameter is much bigger.
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If it blows apart, you could damage your drive shaft and find yourself walking. However, the guibo usually causes thumping noise under load not at highway speeds, sounds more like a bad center support bearing or U-joints.
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