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    prop shaft bearing

    Could somebody describe the symptoms of a worn prop shaft bearing please, thanks

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    Re: prop shaft bearing

    Knock/clonk on taking up the drive from rest or when running slowly in traffic and alternately slowing/speeding up.

    Noise proportional to speed.

    There will be play in thre bearing if it is worn and should be detectable when car is stood by twisting and lifting.
    2011 3.0D XF PL
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    2004 S Type 2.7D.
    2000 S Type 3.0 SE

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    Re: prop shaft bearing

    Centre bearing will give similar noise as wheel bearing, rotational, increase with speed. Failed U/J's (prop joints) will give vibration, and knock when going on / off drive, U/J's easiest to check as per yorkie's post. You may have to remove prop to check centre bearing, it will be noisy when spun, also may get warm in use.
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