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roland 7/30/2018

1989 Chrysler LeBaron High Line 4 Cyl 2.50L

Steering & Suspension

drive shaft repair/replacement

I have a steering wheel vibration and a clicking sound (once per revolution of the tire) that sounds to come from the left drive shaft. What would be the comparitive part costs (approximately) of replacing the shaft vs. figuring out what parts I need to repair it and ideally succeed? I have the '89 Chrysler service manual to guide me.
The engine is 2.5L non-turbo and there are 140,000 miles on the vehicle.

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Jimm 7/30/2018

No accurate method to determine any repair or parts cost - until the vehicle is inspected and the exact issue is diagnosed and identified.

There are several possibilities; wheel out-of-balance, worn front hub bearing, worn front CV axle shaft - to list only a few. Once the defective part (or parts) are known, then you will have a better idea of the relative cost to fix properly.

With any steering, suspension, brake components - be sure to always replace these as a set or pair - both sides: left and right at the same time due to mileage, age, wear and safety considerations.

Try these on-line parts resources; www.autopartsanything.com; www.rockauto.com; www.partsgeek.com - to list only a few.

In fact they (RockAuto) list the replacement front CV axle / halfshaft assembly from around $35.00, and the front hub bearing assembly from around $11.00 each for your vehicle.

Front left CV halfshaft assembly = CARDONE SELECT part #663025 - or it's equivalent
Front hub bearing assembly = MEVOTECH part #H518502 - or it's equivalent


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