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This is a discussion on broke the driveshaft within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was accelerating onto the intestate and as soon as my car shifted into 4th at about 120ish I heard ...

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    broke the driveshaft

    I was accelerating onto the intestate and as soon as my car shifted into 4th at about 120ish I heard a loud bang underneath the car. I looked in the mirror and saw a ton of smoke, and i heard the driveshaft sliding on the ground. I pulled over and looked underneath to see the front of the driveshaft resting on the ground and the other end still connected. The bearing joint (I think thats what its called) came off as well. And ideas of what collateral damage could have also happened?

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    Did you just break the u-joint or did you break the driveshaft? Some pics would help.

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    it could bounce around and dent up your panels, it could also cut brake and fuel lines.

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    When you break the ds on a launch sometimes it will grenade the rear but doubtful in your case.

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    im getting the car on the lift pretty soon here so ill take some pictures then and post them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-TransAm View Post
    im getting the car on the lift pretty soon here so ill take some pictures then and post them up.
    Hopefully the damage isnt too bad. If its just the u joint it wont hurt too bad.

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    i know for sure that part of the transmission broke off and the u joint gave. i got an estimate from our good friend who was a GM mechanic for 33 years and he said he could get all the parts and labor for around $400. we are going to yank the tranny out and tear it apart to make sure nothing is damaged inside, and if its still in tact then ill keep it and have it rebuilt. also hoping the gears are good still.

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    Pulling a trans plus parts for $400?

    Every trans drop I've had was 500-600 and that was just to pull it, not including parts or.anything elsd

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    My trans R&R was only $200.

    Keep us posted and hopefully nothing too major. Get a DS safety loop while you're replacing the DS.

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    Oh, and not sure what DS you are going with, but I have the stock OEM AL one from my SS. It has about 10,000 miles on it.

    I swapped it out for a Precision Shaft Technology DS during my tranny/rear overhaul.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Pulling a trans plus parts for $400?

    Every trans drop I've had was 500-600 and that was just to pull it, not including parts or.anything elsd

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    Mines an M6 but I only paid $200 I think for my clutch swap..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Pulling a trans plus parts for $400?

    Every trans drop I've had was 500-600 and that was just to pull it, not including parts or.anything elsd

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    i have all the stuff in my garage to pull a trans out and do whatever else i need so im pretty lucky there, plus the guy who is helping me with all this is a really good family friend and was a GM mechanic for 33 years and can get parts for 10% of the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Mines an M6 but I only paid $200 I think for my clutch swap..
    i paid $550 for my clutch, slave, and master swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    i paid $550 for my clutch, slave, and master swap
    My clutch and aftermarket shifter labor was FREE when I had my trans built.

    They charged me $200 to remove the trans, ship it to RPM Transmission, and then they re-installed it.

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