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    Prop Shaft Bearings

    For a while now I have been getting a whine from somewhere like the gearbox or diff etc. It is more pronounced after a run but is noticeable most of the time up to about 30mph. The advice from jag was to turn the radio up!

    Been in a specialist garage today and they have traced it to the centre prop shaft bearing. They are going to have a go at re-greasing it etc. but if that doesn't work jag have said that the bearing is not available separately and a complete prop shaft assembly will have to be bought - cost approx. £750

    It's a 2002 face lift model V6 Auto.

    Has anyone else had this problem and managed to fix it without buying a complete prop shaft?

    Many thanks

    Andy
    Andy C

    2002 3.0 SE Auto (Facelift model)

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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    A bit of a distance, but if it saves a few quid !
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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    £20 each way by courier....
    2003 S Type Sport 3.0 Manual fitted with Servo Assisted Clutch designed and installed myself
    2000 XJR being restored by me

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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    Andy, excellent suggestion from Tyreman It's only in Kent. I see they offer balancing, could be worth asking them? about that. less vibrations the better.
    Hope all works out for you.

    Roger.

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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    presume its the centre bearing, you cant grease them, sealed unit, yes you should be able to replace it.
    Rally Drivers Do It Sideways
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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    Well, the bearing was re-greased on Friday and it seems to have been successful . Been on a good run today and no sign of any whine so am really pleased as it cost £105 which is less than a 10th of the cost of replacing the prop shaft. Long may the silence continue!

    Andy
    Andy C

    2002 3.0 SE Auto (Facelift model)

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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    Glad to hear it, Or not hear it as the case may be.
    smile they said, life could be worse! so i did and it was!!!!

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    Re: Prop Shaft Bearings

    Hey Andy C where did you end up fixing your car?

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