Prop shaft carrier bearing

Hi Joe, Peter here from Dublin. There’s a lot of play in my prop shaft. I’m not sure if there’s suppose to be a certain amount, you could let me know. But I’m able to rock it a bit which I’m pretty sure shouldn’t be there. Is this a job that can be done at home or is it a Garage job ?
Thanks for any advice you can give.
Peter

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Do You mean at the bearings ?

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Hey Spiros, yes there is a lot of play where drive shaft to the rear axle goes through the two sets of bearings. Wondering how hard is it to remove drive shaft and replace the unit.

It’s not hard to remove the shaft if the car is high enough on a ramp !

Thanks Spiros, I might have a go at it myself so, i’ll see if Joe has any plans to do a video first though, i’ve lots more to be getting on with, just noticed that while I was under the car.

Hi Peter
Sorry for the late reply. This request has been made in the competition section so I can’t do this until the winner has been decided. That said, the travel restrictions are looking like a very long term thing so we may have to vote on a winner soon so that the remaining videos can be completed. The job does require some extra tools but I know that a lot of people are now building a good tool kit rather than pay a garage to do the job. It may be worth noting that there are other good videos out there on this subject and you may be able to get what you need from them.

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OK thanks Joe, I’m in no hurry for the video, but i’ll have a look at youtube and see if I can find something there. However other videos do not go into as much detail as you do in your videos which is ideal for novices like myself. I’m guessing that’s why they’re so popular. Really appreciate the work you’re doing for us owners. Cheers

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