Sounds about right. One of my supervisors at work had a 1-ton Dodge diesel and spent about that on his rear shaft. He knows enough about turning wrenches to basically open up his fuel door and put diesel in, and that's about it. He was upset last year that he had a vibe/wobble that his dealer said was a worn joint in the shaft and it would cost him pretty close to the same for the front. Being just divorced and out of money, that wasn't an option for him so I took some tools to work, had him get under the rig and pull the front shaft. I took it to my guy who rebuilt the entire thing complete all the way around, balanced it and warranteed it then I took it back to him and we put it back in. I think he paid the cost of parts which wasn't much considering what the dealer wanted for a new shaft. Most of that was the new CV assembly that was installed. I think he may have had a date that night and ate something other than ramon with the money he saved. Also learned how to actually turn a wrench on something that day, but that's another story...chris03rubicon said:I would always rebuild a drive shaft. One of my buddies called me the other day and the dealership wanted 1300.00 to replace the rear drive shaft and carrier bearing in his Duramax. He had it rebuilt for 350.00.
How do you define "better"?tige said:Well pulled the front drive shaft and still getting the squeeking, hoping its the rear (I already have a spare). Called the dealer and they wanted ~$250 for the front - for that price I'll get a better one.