1982 Vanagan : keep burning out half-shafts; preceded by thumping noise, then no go?
Have installed 3 sets of half-shafts, less than 10K on each ; thumping noise on light load
precedes shafts burning out ; manual trans, 30K on new engine. What's going wrong?
Which end of the half-shafts are failing? If it's the outer joint(s), you may need to have new wheel bearings pressed in. The parts are about $30 each, but it's a bear to do. Find you a good VW or Euro car garage and get it done...worth the headache you'll save.
Search Volkswagen Vanagon Questions
Volkswagen Vanagon Experts