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    Which is the easiest or quickest job? I need both inner cv joints replaced. I have found replacement driveshafts that are used but in good nick off a low mileage car. As far as labour costs are involved, is it cheaper to replace the whole driveshaft, both sides. Or just the inner cv joints? Cheers

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    Same amount of work involved with labour as you have to take the shaft out to get the inner joints off.. labour times and cost are pretty much the same whatever route you decide

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    Ah ok, cheers mate. Will prob just get the driveshaft replaced then. Easier to track down than the individual inner joints on their own.

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    Check these lot out.. www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk

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    re J and D - I always find is simpler and cleaner to replace the whole driveshafts - I would be wary of fitting s/hand ones as on the bench they feel fine - it's when under all the forces that are involved when fitted that you may discover problems with them.

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    Had a look on that Jr website, great prices but I can't see any driveshaft for a vectra c?

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    Part number you want is DS372.. same for both sides and new units.. just phoned them

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    Aw mate cheers for that! I will give them a call shortly and order them then. Happy days!!!

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    Anyone know how much/hours it would be for a garage to change (yet to look at haynes)?
    I have a mobile mechanic that helps when I need it. How long would it take if all parts but shaft removed ready?
    Please don't tell me the steering arm needs removing for this?
    I know it's cold but is this possible outside the house?

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    Ordered! £59 per side including postage and vat A fraction of the price VX charge

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