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Old 12-04-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default intermediate shaft dangerous or just annoying?

got a letter from pontiac saying that on my last visit they would reccommend a intermediate shaft replacement at a cost of $460+ dollars. My wheel does make a weird gringding noise only at slow speeds when Im parking etc.. is it dangerous or just an annoyance? I dont mind it too much, sure better than spending almost 500 for it. if it is dangerous to drive with the way it is I will get it changed out soon. It was lubed once at the dealership around 40k miles mark now at 90k.
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Just an annoyance, search how to lube it yourself its not hard.
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no possibility of a mechanical failure....

i have lubed mine at 25K and it was replaced at 12K
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Confirming with the rest:

Just an annoyance. Lube or replace with the revised part if it gets to you.
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Agreed, it'* just an annoyance. Here'* how to lube or replace it yourself. It is not all that hard to do.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=article&k=111
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Quite easy repair actually...and yes, I found it highly annoying.
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It'* really bad in our GS. Haven't gotten to it yet. The engine bay is too dang cramped....so I haven't made it a priority yet!
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cool thanks for the info, it sound like it'* doing some major damage with the noises so I wanted to make sure the car will be safe to drive.
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Wow, didn't know it was that easy. Looks like i'll be replacing mine come spring. Seeing that Tech info just made my day.
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