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    Question about 99 Camaro drive shafts. Can any one think of a reason why a 99 Camaro z28 with 90k miles would have its' drive shaft replaced? Is this common or could it just be some one beat the car or had a bad drive shaft? I have only had the car a few weeks and the other day while it was on a lift diagnosing a front end noise the shop asked me if i had a drive shaft put in. I said no, and asked why. They said well cuz you have a pretty new looking one on it. I thought it was strange to have a new drive shaft put on. I read a couple of other posts and it seems you would only do it for performance or to fix a vibration at high speeds. This 99 looks as stock as i can tell, except the drive shaft.


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    maybe the previous owner cleaned it? i know when i had my car, i was itching to clean mine becuz it was all rusted

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    Thanks, I'll have to take a closer look and see if I can get a name or any part number markings off of it. Maybe that well help figure out if it is new or factory. I never thought about someone cleaning it.

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    If it's a Florida car with an aluminum drive shaft it'll look pretty good. If it's an A4 that came with 2.73's the steel one may have been replaced.

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    Here's one reason:

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    ouch that is not funny. sorry to see such devistation.

    My car is a FL car and is an A4 with 3.23. I don't have a car fax, but I am gussing it has always been a FL car. It is most likely a trade in to a dealer. It seems common in Orlando that dealers will take trades and send those cars with a certain age or mileage to a dealer auction for other "buy here pay here" dealers to buy. I think the resale value of a 7, 8, 9 + year old car with more than 60k or so miles is something a dealer doens't want on there lot. Where i live you won't find a sinlge F body on a new/used car delear lot. I was surprised by this, but that's the way it goes.

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    They're probably not used to seeing the aluminum shaft. Mine looks almost brand new.

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    hey, i see you are in orlando. we'll have to meet up sometime.

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    yes, I live in Deltona and work in Lake Mary. I have been to speed world many times when I owned a 99 Dakota R/T. I look forward to getting my camaro in shape to make a few passes. The car is strong but i would hate to break something so soon. I definitely enjoy the car here and there and have left my self side ways a few times, very nice power. If there is a F-Body club in O-town that would be nice.

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